Monday, March 26, 2012

Ren Fest

We try to go to the Bay Area Renaissance Festival every year.  Mostly because my kids love any excuse outside of Halloween to dress up.  Lately, my 15 year old had been wanting to learn to sew and she's always liked the costumes we see there. The make-up and clothes are just stunning.

So, I picked out a pattern that I thought she could handle with little help from me.  
This was was perfect.  Lot of straight lines and very little frills.  We did the dress in a cotton blend and the over-skirt we chose to do in a cotton lining.  The pattern called for satin or taffeta for the skirt, but I wasn't willing to invest that type of money plus I thought it would slip on her.  It was actually a better choice for us to do the lining, because it's silky to the touch, doesn't wrinkle, and it extremely light.  The temperatures are already up in the 80's here in Florida, so we have to take that into consideration.  I think she did an awesome job on it and she thinks she's ready to take on a bigger challenge. 

I snapped a few photos of some of the display dresses that inspired me.  A girl can dream, can't she?

It was a fun day.  Perhaps I'll share more photos later in the week or maybe even next week.  But I do have one last photo to post here.
My fairy.

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