I did end up going to the Sterling Renaissance Festival, but I did not make a costume for baby. It was really hot, and I either would have had to go the Viking route or nothing at all. But Mr. Baby hates hats. You can’t have a Viking baby without a horned helmet. But I got a good shot of the dress.
I didn’t do the hair or the ruff (photos of ruff in previous post), and instead wore a lovely scarlett velvet cap. Since baby was along, I wanted to be mobile. And I tied the chemise sleeves high for coolness. The chemise is 100% silk, and ties at neckline and wrists.
One of the original reasons why I made this gown was because my previous Elizabethans were much less mobile. I wanted something pretty that would allow for frolicing. Even with the bumroll the gown is quite frolic-able, and cool.
I intend to do a post later on the Sterling Faire, but I’m busy right now, so no can do.