Have I bored you enough with my holiday stories and pictures? LOL, nah come on admit it, you loved a free trip to France! :)
This time I was prepared and pre-blogged a lot before going away for our bank holiday weekend to Herstmonceux Castle for the medieval weekend. Do you remember the festival pics from last year? Well it was great as always :)
You may remember my WIP when I showed you these:
After dragging the dress to France and not getting anywhere with it in the meantime, I was working every night last week to get it finished. Hemming by hand takes a lot more time than on the machine I can tell you that!
Sadly enough, by Friday evening the dress was hemmed and the buttons had been sewn on but I still had 9 button holes to finish! You guessed it, this also had to be done by hand... So on Saturday I wore my winter kit (it was a bit chilly anyway) and was allowed to sit in front of a friend's stall to finish the dress. 4 hours later it was done, at last! There might be a photo of this somewhere but they haven't been uploaded yet by the organisation.
The next day the weather was much better and I finally got to wear my shiny new dress.
Taadaa!! This was taken just as a gush of wind came up but it kind of adds to the picture. LOL. I had made proper medieval squares in the arms as well but had put them in way too low so in the end I got so annoyed that I cut them out and sewed the whole thing back up again. WITHOUT trying the dress... which is why it doesnt really close anymore, woops! Oh well, I got to be a 'loose woman' for a few days LOL. I might take it out again but not right now. It might still stretch a bit ;)
Someone offered to take a proper picture which prompted some of the other archers to join in. Love this picture :)
Finally the dress was done, now only 2 more costumes for EFF Arcen and a LOT of small projects... Better get started!