Aug. 28th, 2013 02:11 pm
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Wow this summer has been busy! 2 weeks ago was the start of 5 weekends of reenacting! First was the Jacobite rebellion with our reenactment group, where mummy and I spent a lovely 2 days playing with soldiers :)

camping is cold!

Then this last weekend a couple of our dancing friends joined us as Suffragettes at a National Trust property.

So this coming weekend we're reenacting with Lace Wars again (Jacobite rebellion) then next weekend is Clare's birthday so we are celebrating with a 1920s speakeasy :) the weekend after we're off to the Jane Austen Festival for a week! I think things might finally settle down then!
Oh, and to add to the crazy, I started seeing someone a month ago and things have gotten pretty busy ;)

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So, I've finished trimming my hat for Sunday, and I love it! It has a huge felt dahlia, 2 orange poppies, a brown hydrangea leaf and 2 large, vertical, pointy ribbon ends. All sounds rather odd when you list it like that, but I think it looks pretty cool :) My hat will be rather more up to date than the rest of my outfit, but I'll just say I've updated an old suit with a brand new hat, I'm sure they did that back in the day.
Now, the only trouble is, if I take off the ribbons and replace them with ostrich feathers the hat would be absolutely perfect for the 1920s outfit I'm taking to CosCol, but how on earth do I get a large, fragile straw hat on the plane without looking like a total numpty?!
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Finally, 2 months later, I have photos from Llandod to share! I can't believe it's been this long! But then again, the fact that it's been a month since my last LJ post just shows how crazy busy I've been.
Anyway, without further ado, for many, many, MANY photos, step this way! )

I'm going to post the photos from Bath, Hampshire and the Cotillion in separate posts, sorry for the ridiculous number you had to trawl through this time :D

Busy busy!

Aug. 21st, 2011 10:02 pm
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The party was absolutely lovely! Although I slept in the car both going and coming home, I still managed to sew the trimming on Mummy's ball gown this morning, while sat round the remains of a huge fire pit on which our breakfast had been cooked ;)
Since coming home, I've had a nap, tidied up the kitchen a little bit, made a little birthday present for Clare and pressed up the hem on my new Edwardian skirt ( which has succumbed to a complete change of plans!) So I leave you with a sneaky peak ;)

mlsdesigns: (plaid and bonnet)
While discussing what I need to pack for the 3 days we'll be spending at the Victorian festival I remembered I'd made Mummy a new ballgown last winter! I'd trimmed the bodice with a black fur collar to fit the theme of the ball - the Russian Winter Palace, but I'd always planned to re-trim it with black lace.
Antique lace, frayed ruched taffeta, and velvet ribbon for a bertha, with rayon moire bows, but you only get a sneak peak for now ;)


So, now I'm all set for lots and lots of hand sewing in the car over the weekend, I get tomorrow to work on my skirt for the Suffragette march, which may not end up being what I'd planned after all, having had a good rummage through my stash...


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