This weekend marks the start of rehearsals and set up for the 3rd Annual Time Travel Weekends in Historic Old Sacramento! Exciting, huh? Well, I’m dusting off my Dicken’s Fair work dress and making a few tiny changes to make it appropriate for wearing in 1840-1860 old west. The best part? I don’t even have to work on my (mostly horrible) Standard (not really-Victorian-esque) British dialect (which probably isn’t fooling anyone that is really British or standard, but works for the Cow Palace) – I can (probably) just let a bit of my drawl sneak back in and be just fine! I promise to get better at getting photos of me actually in a costume.
So this past weekend I went to the Pirate Festival in Vallejo with a dear friend. I really enjoyed myself and found a beautiful new feather for my hat! I also got a few looks (and some compliments) as other than a new friend in Napoleonic garb, I was the only one dressed in Regency attire. I will try to update with a full photo later, but for now, enjoy the new feather!
Next up: the lower sleeves. I’m debating on how I want to embellish the dress and I will still need to add a ruff.