Wednesday, November 26, 2008

Coming to a Christmas near you...

I know that I should say that as the year is winding down, so does my costuming. But this is just not true. Currently I have quite a few things coming up in the next two months. Last weekend was the Vintage Fashion Fair, and on Sunday I made an appearance at Cat's housewarming party. We were playing Little Big Planet, and now I must steal my brother's copy and start playing that. But back to costuming:

Sunday 30th November – Twilight Tea
Thankfully for this one, I will be re-wearing my Elliptical Crinoline outfit that I wore at Montville. The only addition that I have made is that I am putting together a bum pad to wear underneath to help give a nice shelf at the back. At the moment it is sitting in my room waiting to be stitched up and tacked to the crinoline itself. I did have a slight intention to make a new pair of drawers, but I didn't get very far. I have the fabric, so if I really feel like it sometime this week I might get in and make them up. After all it is not as if they will take a long time to put together.

Tuesday 2nd December – Monthly Meeting
I know, not really a costuming event, but I will still make an appearance. Hopefully we will be able to finalise everything for the Christmas party.

Saturday 6th December – Wild West Poker Night
Not too much more to do on this. Just a smidge of hand sewing for my costume and a bit more for my brother's costume as well. Thankfully I got most of it done a few weeks back when I had a day off and a pretty clear weekend or two.

Wednesday 10th December – Proclamation Day Event
Newstead House. I am not sure who is coming with me other than Bec, but I am making progress on a slightly Christmas Crinoline dress. I have most of the skirt done, it will be red tartan. And all that I have left on that is to sew up the hem and add the couple of trims that I have. Oh and I have made a start on my bonnet too. Just last night I glued the first part together. Tonight I intend to stitch the wire onto the edge and glue the bias in place. I intend to wear it with my Garibaldi blouse. I will just need to replace the purple cuffs with white ones.

Saturday 13th December – Carols
Bec and I are making a trip out to Ipswich to the Carols. And of course we are dressing in our Christmas crinolines. Slight change though, I will have the skirt and bonnet, but I will also have a short cape to go with it all, which is cut out at the moment and sitting on my sewing table. With the best of luck I should be able to get it done this weekend.

Aside from all that, I did want a new dress for Christmas this year, but I really cannot see that happening anytime soon. I do have a few Vintage dresses cut out to make up, so I can at least get to them once the costuming craziness has ended. Though, with it all fast approaching I am getting really excited and cannot wait to go to them. And I will make sure that I have a camera or two with me to document the days. Photos to come.

Monday, November 24, 2008

Vintage Fashion Fair

Saturday saw me off to the Vintage Fashion Fair at West End with Donna, Kerry and Cat. I had a ball of a time and shopped until I got home and dropped. I wore a 1920s dress made from black cotton voile and a brown burn out georgette. I am rather pleased with how the dress turned out, especially considering that I didn't use a pattern. As for my hair, I pincurled the back up and added some marcel waves to the front which have left some nice crimping that is still there. So, here are my photos of us girls: 

Wednesday, November 12, 2008

Melbourne Cup 2008

Last week was the Melbourne cup event (Gosh, has it been that long?) and I organised a luncheon for work. It was a huge lot of work and I was exhausted by the end of that day, but I had a great time.

And best of all I had an outfit. I was dressed as a Lolita version of the Mad Hatter from Alice in Wonderland. Complete with miniature top hat. My outfit is made up of blouse, vest, jacket, breeches and stockings. And truly it was a surprise that the colours worked well together, as I was more aiming for the clashing colour effect. But I am very happy with it all and even considering that I might wear it to our ACG Fairy Tale Picnic Next Year.