Dickens Fair, SCA

I’ve been AWOL because I care?

Actually, because of performing at the Dickens Fair! I’ve been having a blast this year, having really hit my stride with my character. I did make a new skirt, and I posed in one Dark Garden (corset shop) window last weekend, and am doing another tomorrow morning – so I will have pictures soon! This weekend is the last, and then it’s Christmas break. While I plan to catch up on sleep and other useful things, I’m also going to get a bit of sewing done too!

I’m excited because I’m going to be going to the SCA West Kingdom 12th Night, especially because I get to hang with my costume peeps who I haven’t seen in a while. I’ll be wearing my new Venetian, and I need to let down the skirt in front as it ended up a bit too short (which means re-cartridge pleating the sucker). MAYBE I could make the partlet and girdle that I’ve planned for that outfit in time? We’ll see. Then in late February is GBACG’s Tudor Feast — I’ve decided instead of killing myself to make a Tudor dress in time, or just not going, I’m going to use this as a perfect opportunity to unpick all the trim on my Florentine so I can fix the evil bodice wrinkles. Hey, it’s 1540s! I’m hoping I can get both things done over break so I can start the new year with a fresh slate of brand new projects!

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  • Reply sarahbellem December 19, 2008 at 8:26 pm

    If I decide to go to the Tudor event, it’ll be in decidedly non-Henrican clothing. Hey, “Tudor” encompasses Elizabethan and late-15th century, so it’s fair game! Ha!

  • Reply Kendra December 19, 2008 at 8:29 pm

    Sarah: well the costume era for the event is specifically 1485 – 1558, so as long as we’re within those dates, I think we’re good!

  • Reply LaRue December 23, 2008 at 12:37 am

    Hello! Long time lurker, first time poster. I wanted to thank you as the information on your site has been so helpful in planning my Venetian for January, and the Six Wives of Henry VIII I am planning for next year.

    Also, I know you appreciate good quality fabric, but when I saw the prices at Istok Church Supplies, my eyeballs popped out. $180 per yard, minimum order 10 yards. Yikes! But the fabric was so lovely….

    Thanks again! I appreciate the research you have done!

  • Reply Josh December 25, 2008 at 5:40 am

    totally unrelated, but when I saw this you came to mind, Kendra. I know you drool over stripes.


    have you seen this before?

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