To the Renaissance Faire and Beyond!

Hello Blogosphere! It’s been awhile. While I’ve been away from my wordpress, I’ve been working on costumes, most notably for Steampunk Day at the Bristol Renaissance Faire. I tend to make more historically inspired pieces than alternative history ones, but it all works out. I attended the faire yesterday, July 19, and had a wonderful time, so I thought I’d share pictures of my outfit and the day.

My costume

I bought a historic pattern online and decided to tackle that first. It’s a Victorian overskirt that requires several techniques I’ve never tried, until now: bustling and pleating. While the pattern’s instructions were poorly written at best, the skirt itself was rather simple to make.

green skirt

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