Jenny La Fleur
of Fort Fred - Jenny La Fleur
adventures in costuming
of Fort Fred
I back from Fort Frederick, tired, poorer but happy. I chickened out wearing costume. When I woke up this morning (and had to make the decision) it was cold and pouring down raining. I had visions of a thunderstorm version of the last Ren Faire I went to. My 18th century wardrobe is not really made for cold, rain and mud plus long drives in traffic. I could deal with one or two but not all 4 at once.

It turned out to be a nice day, spitting rain a few times but fine most of the day. The mud was minimal too. The sun even came out towards the end. *sigh* I SO could have worn a costume today but I didn't know it. Next year I will not go undressed! I met up with bauhausfrau and jehanni and spent most of my day tagging along with them. Thanks for letting me follow you around ladies – I had a wonderful time! :>

I spent all my money and had I brought my checkbook I would have spent more! So maybe it's a good thing I forgot it! :> Everything I did get was a good deal though so that made me happy. I picked up some soft $5yd linen, several bodkins, some $6yd caramel colored wool + silk ribbons for a little cape and a bundle of Silly Sister reed.

It was fun - definitely will try to go next year and will definitely dress up next time. It's just more fun that way and the vendors were more helpful too I noticed. :> *sigh* I have an RCHS event on Sunday so I will get my dress-up quotient filled this weekend at least. Watch it bucket down at the event now! :P

Oh yes and my black lace from trystbat arrived today - it is gorgeous! Everything you said, soft, nice drape, lovely stuff. Thanks so much!

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laracorsets From: laracorsets Date: April 28th, 2007 02:21 am (UTC) (link)
Where is Fort Frederick (embarassed because I think it is on the east coast of the US somewhere and I should know)
jennylafleur From: jennylafleur Date: April 28th, 2007 02:29 am (UTC) (link)
Maryland, Big Pool to be precise. Lovely country if out in the middle of nowhere!
trystbat From: trystbat Date: April 28th, 2007 02:26 am (UTC) (link)
Yay! Glad you like it. I hope you make something pretty out of it. I've lost track of how long I had that lace -- about time it had a second lease on life ;-)
padawansguide From: padawansguide Date: April 28th, 2007 03:06 am (UTC) (link)
I'm glad you had fun! I had to work, so I couldn't go! I would have been afraid to dress up today too, what with the weather threatening! :-)

*goes back to hemming*
bauhausfrau From: bauhausfrau Date: April 29th, 2007 12:30 am (UTC) (link)
It was fun, I'm so glad you could join us! I've been really pouring over the Tudor Tailor book and am in the process of washing all my new fabric.
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