5/11/11-So I buckled. That’s right, I buckled and purchased the Comfort Patterns by Margo Anderson. If I said it once, I will say it again. I dislike using patterns, they never seem to work out for me. I pretty much only read patterns to figure out how much fabric I would need and the basic shapes, but I rarely use them to cut my pieces out and such. The only time I do use patterns is for my husbands doublets!
This year, I am going to be making an Elizabethan Loose Gown. I figure that I have been sewing for 6 years now, as long as I have been going to the ren fair, it’s about time I do garb from a pattern! It is a big step off from what I usually do, Tudor-esque gowns, corsets, pirates, etc. But see, since my baby is due in August, I need something loose and comfortable that gives me the option to breastfeed. And I still would like to have an upperclass gown, because I admit it, I love the attention!
I have the fabric for the main gown picked out, the kirtle fabric picked out, and the fabric for the front panel of the kirtle picked out. This is all fabric I had on hand, which makes me estactic! The only real thing I need to purchase is trim and buttons.
Now we wait for the pattern to come in, and we will go from there!
Ah, I also need to figure out what to do for head wear.
And to tie it all together, we are trying not to bring a stroller to the ren fair, I know…it sounds crazy, but they seem so bulky and such. We need to construct something that looks like a little carriage for the baby, with durable wheels, that looks very ren fair like. That’s a whole different project within itself.