ok so we finally went haha.. last day..
here's the final shots on our pretty dresses, and the doublet i made that saturday for the boyfriend, it's leather and tapestry, not very intricate, but he liked it. the other girl with us is wearing a dress i made almost 7 years ago
i had some issues, as you can see, with my bodice bending and with my undershirt popping too far out the top.. i might have to reinforce it before i wear it again
the green dress turned out wonderful, everyone was complimenting her and nobody believed she was only fourteen, she even got offered drinks by a couple of drunk pirates.
the only bad part of the day was that one of those drunk pirates nearly knocked her over and stepped on her dress (we didn't have trains?!?!) and ripped out some of the cartridge pleating in the back..
and then some little 12yr old girl was squealing and pushing through the food lines and stomped TWICE on my hoop and skirt and ripped open about 3 inches of my pleating as well. i was tempted to chase her down and make her pay me for damages but she ran off really fast when she saw what she'd done..
luckily i had pins to hold my sleeves back and some very nice tipsy girls stopped to help me pin our skirts up well enough they held the rest of the day.. (huzzah repairs!)