2014 Much Ado About Sebastopol- Fencing Lesson

I am quite behind on posting any of our event photos up here. I’m going to include some here for Claudia to look through and another post with some other shots. These are the children enjoying a fencing lesson at while wearing tabards Saint Michael’s Salle d’Armes

Outfits by Laurie Tavan & Malaya Goris

Green & Taupe Childs Gown

This cute little gown is a gift for a lovely girl whose mothers helped out with Corwin this past few months. It is green linen with taupe velvet ribbon.

I couched down a fun trim to make it a little bit more fancy than the other two baby “gowns” I’ve made. I’m told it should show up at Northern Fair. I’ll probably try it on her and make some adjustments so it will fit now. I added extra to the measurements since these kids grow so fast!

Fair Oaks Faire: Lady Mary

Last minute one of the court contacted me to borrow a gown. I gave her the closest thing to Tudor that I have since I have yet to make a “real” Tudor gown. I think she looks fab. This dress has enough layers that at such a hot event she can take off a few pieces here and there and still be look “somewhat” dressed. But there is no pouring water over the silk gown to cool off :( I wear linen peasants to this event. It isn’t uncommon to see temperature above 90 and into the 100s.

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Paternosters: loop prayer beads w/ gauds

Here are two paternosters (aka historical rosaries or prayer beads) I’ve made for use at Renaissance faire:

One is bone with coral marker beads decorated with gold and a terracotta tassel.
The other is coral with pearl makers beads and a black tassel.

*The two different batches of coral & the pearls were purchased in Maui, Hawai’i. I have doubts about the authenticity of the coral but I don’t know much about buying coral. The bone was purchased in northern california along with the gold colored bead ends.

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Mock-up/SLO faire

Much progress was made on the renaissance pair of bodies including but not limited to cutting out 18 pieces. I pieced together some silk damask fabric remnant for the mock-up because I have such a hard time doing anything without decorating it. Yes even the mock-up.

I’ll be at SLO faire this weekend mostly thinking about how I want to finish these pair of bodies sitting on my sewing table. I also can’t wait to dye some wool for a pair of Venetian Hose that are ready for construction.