At the risk of having tomatoes and other produce thrown in my direction I must announce that Bridget and I have decided to change the theme of our Twelfth Night party. I know, I know - but the reasons to switch are very good! :>
Instead of “opera” the theme will be “tavern”, an old fashioned English tavern. Colorful tavern signs everywhere, tankards, wooden plates, the warm glow of candlelight and yummy pub food. The result of too much BBC lately and reading a bio on Shakespeare I think. But who can really tell where this sort of inspiration comes from. :>
The opera theme was just not gelling and B and I were beginning to get frustrated with the whole thing. Not good. We just couldn’t afford or find the things we needed for it. With this new scheme however we are back to being enthused, excited and motivated about the party again so it was the right decision. You know we changed the theme for the last party about this time of year too. :P
The only costume plans (that I know of anyway) that are really ruined are mine. The other plans I’ve heard about should work just fine - this theme actually works better for the pirates I think. I just can’t picture the 1911 opera dress in a Jacobean type tavern, can you? Not that guest attire must match the theme, but I know some have expressed interest in doing so.
While I don’t regret the change in plans (those tavern signs are going to be a blast to make!), I am in a bit of a quandary about my projects for the next 6 months. I could go ahead and make the opera dress as planned but it’s tempting to put it on hold and make something that will fit in with the pirates a bit more now. :> It’s especially tempting when I consider that I could make something to wear for both the October ball and Twelfth Night.
I don’t know. I didn’t realize how much I was looking forward to working on the opera frock until I started contemplating putting it on hold for a while. The excuse and time to make something nice for the ball is tempting though. I don’t really know what I want that project to be, no real inspiration so far. I need to drag out the “fancy fabric” bin and see if there are any possibilities inside, any fabric that “speaks” to me. I don’t have much money for the project as I have to start buying supplies for the *secret* one so soon so using something in the house is best.
I’m up for suggestions if y’all have any though. Any 18th century frocks/styles you’ve ever looked at and thought “Jenny-Rose should make that!”? Yeah I know. *grin*