I've been away over the weekend, to a medieval festival where I gave a lecture about same-sex sexuality in the Middel Ages. I had a swell time and met lots of old friends, spent a lot of time with (and was barfed on) by a six months old baby and bought a lucet fork and some modern fabric for a house dress.
There will be photos from the medieval battle show later, but I thought I'd document what I wore, as promised in an earlier post.
On Saturday I wore my skirt and peasant blouse inspired by one of Betty Grable's outfits in Pin-up Girl
. I didn't bring the matching jacket. The photo is taken in the cute little cellar room I stayed in in a small hotel. It is very un-sharp, but it was what I got; I'm still trying to learn how to use the new camera. I like the mirror effect though.
On Sunday (the day I gave my lecture) I wore my 1940s dress made from the pattern I got from ashariel
. I've seen more flattering photos of me, but you see the dress and also something of the very picturesque town.
Yesterday the only self-stitched item was my old wool skirt, which I made four years ago.