Last faire day this season

Well, the local (in my opinion) faire season is over.  We traveled down for closing weekend of the Maryland Ren Faire.  It was a beautiful day, despite the cold.  I was able to wear my new wool cloak, which was so great!  I didn’t have to carry a basket or a bunch of pouches, and my hands were warm in my pockets.  My Intended went the tights and shirt route (with a modern warm layer, of course), and I cut the tunic  from last year’s Marc Antony costume to make a sort of vest.  I’ll keep my gripes about the faire to myself, saying only that it seemed very popular.  In all, we liked the shows that we went to very much, and will likely attend one weekend next season.

On a side note, I made this year’s addition to the Halloween Closet–The Monarch & Dr. Mrs. The Monarch (Venture Bros….Adult Swim…Cartoon Network…just watch it, and thank me later).  The picture is post-party, but if I feel motivated to do a construction diary, I’ll post our individual pre-party shots.   Now, I have to decide what to wear for the costume contest at work, so that I don’t get fired.Since my primary sewing/crafting season is over, I don’t know what kinds of updates will be made.  I’m currently working on some beginning knitting and embroidery projects, but wedding planning will take precedence for a while.  I’ll also be putting the machine in the shop for cleaning and maintenance when I’m positive that I can part with it.  Ah, the “off” season.

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Last day the PARF

Due to scheduling conflicts, we spent our last day at the PARF for the 2008 season yesterday.  We had a great time, and I was able to debut another queued piece of garb.  This was an inspired piece in honor of the Pyrate Invasion theme–low rise Venetian breeches.  It’s not like I strive for h/a in any of my garb, and this was no exception.  I don’t do the over-the-top bodices because my “stuffing” will likely do just that, and I don’t have the stones to wear tiny pirate skirts.  I wanted to be comfy and cute, so I was very happy with the result.  You can visit the diary for a construction summary, and my MySpace page has my faire pics from the weekends that we attended.

I was also able to eek out a new wool cloak this week, anticipating a cold faire morning and evening, but it stayed in the car thanks to the early rising temperature.  I’m planning to use the cloak next week, since it can cross class easier than my red velvet cloak (see the Halloween closet).

Next on tap is the MDRF for closing weekend.  I don’t have any Tudor-specific garb, which I could easily remedy in a week, but, with Halloween coming, I don’t want to.  I’ve finally figured out how to sit still and I’d like to work on that for a while.  That feeling might change before the weekend, but we’ll see.   I’ll either wear my upper class Elizabethan or lower class skirt and purchased bodice.  I doubt that the time period police will care (and who cares if they do), but I still feel off about it, so we’ll see.


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