Tuesday, September 2, 2014

I emerge from behind a bush

The bf and I did make it to the Huntington Beach CW event. This is not our usual time travel but it was a fun event and very well attended. I wore my quicky jacket, it was comfy, if not well fitted  (there was no fitting at all, so it's a bit roomy). And I did get to trot out and trot around in my Robert Land Balmoral boots. See.
And as promised,  the thrift store skirt, not really wide enough around but such a pretty print. I'm a sucker for an artificial dress support. I love a flying buttress or suspension bridge any kind of puff-up, spread-out widener. But here am I cage free, it was liberating.
And Jake, all gussied up in a vest he patterned himself (and I sewed). I also made the tie and pants, I'm getting pretty good at the breeches, just don't ask me to match a plaid. He is a  good sport about the dress up. It took me a long time to find him, but he's a keeper. He works in dimensional design at the giant international theme park company, so he has the patterning chops (if I can teach him to sew I'll be home free). The tie is a re-purposed silk thrift store one. I take them apart, cut them up and resew, they make a passable 19th c. bow. I'll post a tutorial if anyone is interested.

And just for your enjoyment, the tallest Zouave ever.
Ever your Thimble Servant,
Miss Brilliantine


  1. You are my inspiration for making curves in costume look FABULOUS!