|Obviously demonstrated well by Yours Truly hiding in the shrubbery. Look, I can work for the White House! (Sorry, political joke.)|
We all generally decided to wear natural form, as it fit the theme, and because our natural form dresses are probably the lightest weight of dress that we all have that fits in the Victorian timeframe. It proved to be a hot day, but not unmanageable in the shade. We've definitely had worse! Since it was going to be around 90 and sunny, plus this was a place we'd never been to and I wasn't sure of the shade situation, I decided that I wanted a slightly more effective hat than my current adorably tiny one. A quick poke through my books and pinterest didn't turn up much in the "effective" range (why can't everything be an 18thc hat?? they're such great sun protection), but there are a few straw "country hat"-types that I turned up with larger brims (and now cannot find). All I had left hanging around was a boring old thrift-store navy straw hat that had never inspired me to be much of anything, so I made it work.
|The "I don't give a damn about my hat" face.|
|The picture of innocence? Oh, always.|
|Mmm, digitalis. (Don't actually eat foxglove, please. Not great for your heart.)|
|Cheating horribly at croquet.|
|For our new album cover, apparently. Robin and I are obviously the angsty ones. ;)|
Not sure what's up next...I think our next substantial event is the Victorian Belvidere weekend in September, but we may crash one or two local events at historic sites in between. That we don't have to sew for, of course! I've got quite enough to sew for Belvidere: refit the bodice that goes with the print cotton skirt in this post so it doesn't look terrible, a black-and-ivory striped silk dinner dress, and a tea gown/wrapper of some sort. Dinner dress is currently in the works as I've deemed it Most Important.