I’m set for the next Lumieres event! Still need to finish Thomas’ stuff — his black shirt needs mending (just some hooks that have fallen off) and I want to make him a wallet to carry his gaming chips. Though his coat does have pockets, if I don’t get around to the wallet.
But I finished the faro board and, most importantly, my dress and wig.
As usual, my latest 18th-century outfit is far more fantasy than history. The *shape* is accurate and the materials are (for me, surprisingly) accurate. But the trim and color combo is all me, my crazy preference. If this dress were historical, it’d have some namby-pamby pale pink or white trim or self-trim and a white or pink or same-fabric petticoat. Feh! Snoozefest. I’m wearing it with a black petticoat, so the trim must be black. Besides, what’s more awesome with pink stripes than black? Nothing. None more black.
There’s a tiny blood spot in the back there that I couldn’t get out. Hey, makes a dress real.
Also, the wig is all wrong from a historical perspective. I realized that as soon as I started. It’s totally a hedgehog / 1780s puffball, all round and curly, which by that time would not have had things like ships stuck in it. A hat or a few flowers maybe. Ships went in tall poufs in the ’70s or so. Tall and angular with stuff sticking out, not round.
Oh well! I liked how this was working out, so I went with it. Besides, that ship is kinda heavy, so I think it logistically works better on a low, round wig than a taller one.