June 21st, 2011

Norcal Pirate Fest

*crossposted from my blog*

After two to three days of furious accessory making, I went to the Norcal Pirate Fest in Vallejo yesterday. While there, I met up with the fabulous American Duchess, and we took a two hour sail down the Vallejo Straights on a two-masted schooner. It was so much fun! And as an added bonus for a wonderful Father's day for my dad, the captain of the schooner let him steer for nearly the entire two hour trip!

The only finished accessories you get to see in this post are the hat and belt, and a bit of the fichu. I didn't get a chance to take pictures of the pockets (from the Janet Arnold pattern), the cap (my own pattern), or my necklace before I headed out of town this morning, so I'll show more detailed pictures of them all in a later post. I also finished the burgundy petticoat a few days before the festival, and I like it so much better than the floral one I had made. So now I have options! I'm also in love with my pockets. They're sooo much bigger than my old ones. It makes me wish we still wore them nowadays, so I could stop carrying my huge purse around everywhere.

Also, while my hair behaved wonderfully, and let me style it into a wonderfully huge pompadour with only a minute or so's worth of teasing, I was stupid and did not take a picture of it before I set my hat on my head. And naturally, after wearing a hat for about 6 hours, particularly when the hat is tied tightly underneath one's chin for two of those hours, the hair that begins as around 3+ inches high, winds up a measly .5 or so inches post-hat. But still, I'm proud of myself (and my hair for behaving), and now I know that hair at Costume College should be a cinch. I might not even have to bring my wig!