I don’t have a picture of me wearing this costume…yet. I’ve worn it twice now. Just last Halloween, at work nonetheless, and to an SCA event two summers ago (no, I’m not a member of the SCA but I’d been to one other prior SCA event and their amazing costumes inspired me to make one of my own.)
Here’s the apron-dress. Oops, I really should have steamed it before taking pictures but didn’t get around to it before hand. Yeah, as out-of-focus as it is I should really do that and then take another picture. Anyway, this was an oval tablecloth I found at the same thrift store. It was the dickens trying to make a rectangularish tube out of an oval cloth. (Try saying “rectangularish”, it doesn’t roll off the tongue easily.)
Some closeup of my, ahem, embroidery skills. They didn’t use embroidery hoops or frames back then so what you see was done the exact same way. Another reason why I need to steam the garment, to loosen up some of the stiches and unwrinkle the fabric (is “unwrinkle” a word…?)
Here’s the apron.
I learned card-weaving for this costume. Here’s my sampler belt. I plan on making more intricate designs (but I haven’t gotten to it yet). I used this as my actual belt since I didn’t have any other one to use. Guess I’m a slacker.
And last, but not everything, is the jewelry I made from a softer gauge wire.
I don’t yet have pictures of the necklace I made, the not-really-tortoiseshell brooches (*koff koff* they’re very large clip-on earrings because tortoiseshell brooches are really expensive so I’m hunting for an affordable set) or the hand-turned sewing set and personal hygiene gear I also wear…I’ll make you wonder what that last thing is. LOL
I promise, I’ll get to taking more pictures.