And it is back to sewing again. As our cooler season comes to an end here, I decided to give myself one more cold weather outfit, because I figured I couldn't go wrong with a slightly heavier weight skirt than most I have.
This time I picked a stretch cord. I didn't TRY to pick stretch corduroy, it just kind of happened. I totally forgot about reading the label and picked a fabric I have been wanting for ages. It is a pretty French Grey corduroy, which I thought would suit a winter wardrobe admirably. And I was right.
Here is the skirt. It has been through a long car trip, plus a couple of hours walking around the Jamestown Military Through the Ages event. I teamed it up with my Sew for Victory blouse and the crocheted gloves I made last year. And kind of did my hair (it was a humid day, I didn't even try for curls ;)). And shoes, well... walking + mud = comfortable shoes necessary. So that's my take on it anyway ;) I event forgot to get a photo of the back and side views, and ended up with just this front view. Well, at least the view tells me I need to add thicker shoulder pads to the blouse (I thought I might ;)).
If you want authenticity, just read on :)
|Two lumberjills (British landgirl Army) talk to a lady dressed beautifully in what I think is a World War I outfit. Yes, the eras mesh at the event, and last year, my photos consisted mostly of anachronistic pairings LOL|
|One landgirl teaches my daughter to milk "Bessie" the "cow" :) DD now wants goats. She'll even milk them, she tells me!|
I made sure to get the landgirl encampment photographed for the Sew For Victory ladies. I forgot, however, to photograph many of the wonderful re-enactors who sat and talked to us though!
|A Native American Indian woman prepares a stew with foraged foods and venison.|
This is a Viking Mercenary, and not Hulk Hogan ;) He was very informative- his tent can be picked up and carried around easily. Opposite him were the Romans and another Medieval camp.
|The Irish terrorists. Their term.|
They also fire cannons at the event, and were going to fire a howitzer until they spotted a Bald Eagle.
I could go on and on, but won't. If you ever want to attend the event, it is always in March and goes over a whole weekend for the visitor but the re-enactors actually come a little earlier.
I hope you enjoyed this quick trip to the past, hopefully I will be back later this week with some more stuff to show you!