Last weekend was fun (Medieval Festival) but it was also productive. I tried starching a petticoat for the first time. I know! Shocking isn’t it! I’ve been doing this for 5 years in limp petticoats! I really thought starching a petticoat would be a wretched experience. My pal Lottie Lovette told me it wasn’t and explained how to do it. And she was right! Easy! And now my petticoat practically stands on its own!
I tried it on my oldest most beat up one just in case it went poorly but it was fine. I will eventually get around to doing them all.
Subject change: I gave myself until the end of the weekend to fiddle some more on the Ugly Bag of Tea Gown and I think I have finally reached a matronly but presentable presentation. It was on the advice (again) Lottie that I finally settled on the final look. One of the photos she shared was a tea gown that had the lace going the chevron pattern I first tried.
But it was wider. There was also way less than what I had in the next incarnation.
So I removed a ton of the above fluff and I straightened some of it out so it was more symmetrical and now I’m okay with it.No I didn’t have a stomach ache. Just posing awkwardly.Yes. This is less crazy.With some accessories and proper hair and head gear, this will do just fine for Breakfast with the Artists at Costume College.