Every year we attend at least one Renaissance festival. It started when my husband took me to one that he and his friends had attended before. The first year I bought an outfit. That faire closed but a few years later a friend of mine was interested in going to one so we searched around and found a handful within a 2 hour drive. I had one nice outfit but I wanted to make my own....so began the sewing adventures!!!!
We decided to make our own outfits to wear. Hubby's was simple as it was a jerkin that his mom helped me make along with a shirt, pants, boot and belt that we bought. For my daughter I drafted a pattern from her own clothes and made her a open front kirtle (not that I knew what it was called at that time!) For myself I made a "vest bodice" and a quick skirt to wear on top of a beautiful chemise that I already owned.
Here are posts about some of the sewing I did in the past:
(I will be updating soon about this years outfit soon!)
I have made a few other outfits over these few years. Some I have loved and other... not so much!
|Family and Friend who attends the faires with us|
|Hubby and me pushing the stroller|
|Bella in her kirtle|
|Bella and me playing|
|Bella nd Me|
|Family including my friend who attends the faires with us||.|
|Family taking in the sites - I made Bella's dress!|
|I love this pic! Even if I did not make the dress!|
|Cloak and butterfly corset - one of my favorites|
|Bella the pirate princess|
|My least favorite for me but my most favorite for Bella|
|Bella talking to a knight|
|Family with Bear complaining|
|Bear and me... LOVE this one!|
|Bella and me watching the knights!|