I wore my newly-finished Yellow and Blue Jacket and yellow wool petticoat. Britney and Stephani kindly helped me style my Boogie Babe wig (previously worn for Carolyn's 1790's Tea) into a hedgehog while I finished sewing my jacket at the hotel Friday night:
I think it turned out pretty great! I could barely fit in Stephani's car with it on:
It was windy! The wig was securely pinned to my hair, but before I could wear my hat we needed to find and purchase some hat pins. I'd forgotten mine at home, and there was no way my hat would stay on without one - or two!
I ended up getting two, from K. Walters At the Sign of the Gray Horse. They are nice and sturdy, and quite long! With my hat in place, I finally felt fully dressed.
I re-wore my blue linen mitts that I made for Fort Fred the first time around, and in fact my hat is the same one I trimmed for that trip, too! I accessorized with earrings from Dames a la Mode, and American Duchess Dunmores. My stockings were purchased at Colonial Williamsburg (as was the hat).
I wore a bum roll and ruffled underpetticoat over my old cotton shift (that needs to be replaced with a linen one) and my maternity stays. (I have yet to finish my regular 18th Century stays, which probably won't fit me anymore!) Oh, and my kerchief is just a hemmed triangle of cotton voile.
At the fort, we met up with Stephani's friend Lena, who is now my friend, too!
|Lena, me, Stephani, Britney|
But we did get some decent shots. Thanks to Jessica for the photos!
I was loving the beautiful violets that were everywhere in the grass:
And just for fun, took a photo of my shadow:
It was a loooooong day of walking and standing, and my feet were very tired by the end! I ended up lounging on the grass next to a fabric vendor for probably 20 minutes or so, late in the day while the rest of my party continued to shop. It felt glorious!
|Thank you to Britney for this photo|
|Wooden box from Daniel Hrinko, embroidery pattern, floss, and two pairs of stockings from Penny River, stockings from Daniel Boone (if I recall correctly), market bonnet from Royal Blue Traders, silk ribbon from Fashions Revisited, dice and top from Wooden Toys and Boxes, feathers from a vendor I don't remember for sure, hat pins from K. Walters|
Also, we met up with my friends Jessica, Carol, and Sarah, but I have no photos of or with them.