Before the unofficial end of summer, I wanted to share on more skirt I made in June. I have a penchant for whimsical critter prints. Unicorns, frogs, butterflies, and carousel horses have all made an appearance my closet, just to name a few. Now add to that crickets!
When I was preping for Costume College, I came to the realization that there was no way my riding habit hat would fit in my suitcase. I certainly didn't want to crush it and wearing it on the plane really isnt something I'm willing to do (for many reasons), so I
was inspired by Jen Thompson's
idea of making one of those fluffy cap/turban things you see so often in the late 18th century to wear with my habit. I went for a simple, undecorated look like these two portraits:
Sunday of Costume College I had no morning classes so I took the opportunity to sleep in and lounge around in my pjs for a while . I was exhausted from all the fun I had at the Gala the night before and the strain of travel was starting to catch up with me.
I wasn’t going to participate in Kendra’s crazy court gown project
. I really wasn’t.
Continuing with my brief Costume College recap, Saturday started with another fun class taught by Janea Whitacer – Making Friends with Your Thimble. I had attempted to take Janea’s classes for several years but never managed to get in. This year I was super lucky and got both! The thimble class was really informative. Not only did we learn the proper way to sew with a thimble (being self-taught, I had never figured this out), but we also went over the most efficient ways to sew, as well as learned some 18th
century stitches and seam techniques.
And I'm back! I had a lovely time, as usual, at Costume College this year. It was so nice to catch up with old friends and meet new ones. I really tried to overcome my shyness this year and one of the best parts of the weekend for me was chatting with lots of different costumers and getting to know them a little better. I hope to do even better next year!