I had my first event in Edwardian Fashions. I finished the Trumpet Skirt I was working on and paired it with my shirtwaist made from a table cloth and wore it to the Urban Gallery display at the Museum of Man and Nature. Lottie was also in Edwardian fashions and Shirley came in modern clothes and played “photographer”. Here are some of the highlights…
You can almost see the authentic Edwardian belt buckle in this photo. You can’t see the pin stripes in the skirt at all!
In a lot of my photos, my shirtwaist was riding up under my left arm and my hat had slipped WAAAAY back. Sigh. And I looked in the mirror before we started!
The dummy behind the counter had a similar shirtwaist on as the dummy in front of the counter!
Lookin’ for the laudanum and found the laxatives instead.
Lottie’s hat is the best! She took apart 3 hats to make this baby!
Time to play the harlot!
Then it was time to go home and play with the photographs.
This past weekend is how I envision my dream life. My retired life? It was fun and productivity in things I enjoy doing.
I had visits with my two children…always a plus for me!
I had a costume event with Shirley. We went to Dalnavert Museum where they hosted a Dracula theme exploration of the house. I don’t have pictures because the house was darkened and photographs were not permitted (because it would ruin the experience of the others at the event) but I did get one of us at the coat check/bar.
Shirley went 1890’s which suits the house and I went 1880’s because the color suited the Dracula theme.
Sunday, I bought new fabric because the fabric I planned to use for my next project was insufficient. Love excuses to amass more stuff for my hoard. And unusually, this time I am starting a new project because I finished one. I have a corset cover now. I had to adapt a pattern that I borrowed from Shirley as it simply would not contain the girls.
I am pleased with the result. My mannequin, Trudy, is wearing a blood red corset and you can not see it.
I really needed the corset cover because of my Edwardian shirtwaist. To much skin would show…even by modern standards! And the cover does the trick.
All in all, a productive and fun weekend!
PS I did not kill my dog. I was training my son on how to give her insulin and was so busy talking I could not remember actually measuring, checking and rechecking that I had the right amount in the needle. Tense night as I worried that I had over dosed her! Turns out I did fine. I just didn’t remember doing it!
Victorian at Heart went to the old fort for our end of summer outing.
Shirley wore 1850’s, Lottie wore early 1860’s, I wore early 1870’s (which I ran around telling everyone was late 1860’s) but, look at the expression on my face…. I was quite clearly strung out from the excessive heat. I forgot the icepacks I usually wear under my hats to keep my brain functional.
In spite of the heat, it was a pleasant afternoon wandering around looking at things. The big house, which is the highlight of the place, was shut down for renovations which was too bad. But the smaller houses were charming as were the workers.
Here are a few of the better shots. Please excuse all the crazed, uptight expressions I am sporting.
Hope this works…. A game of Graces.
A game of hula-hoops
A game of button spinny thingy(?)
In spite of my procrastination on Saturday, I did manage to get my crap together and was prepared for my outing on Sunday. We went to Birds Hill Park for a photo shoot at the old Kudlowich Farmstead.
It was built in the 1930’s but has crumbled to the point of “looking the part” for our purposes.
I wore 1840’s, Shirley wore 1850’s and Lottie wore 1860’s.
A nosy neighbor shot…
Then we went to the barn.
The path between the barn and the house made for some nice shots.
After the photoshoot, when went to the picnic areas.
Shirley got her birthday gift.
And Lottie got her REALLY LATE Christmas gift!
Then we played games before heading home.
We went for a train ride on Sunday.
The Prairie Dog Central Line really needs to get some Mounties guarding the train. I think this is the 5th year in a row we’ve been robbed! There was a sheriff but I think he was in on it.
We were riding to the next town, enjoying the view and each others company.
Suddenly the train was stopped and we saw masked riders.
They boarded the train and robbed us. They claimed they were donating it to cancer research but I think it went to the desperado’s whiskey fund.
Poor Lottie got the worst of it. She was so destitute it was like seeing Anne of Green Gables waiting and forlorn.
I have gone over and over my blog trying to find the outing that I wore my 1860’s Silky Skies dress. I can’t find it. So I’m hoping I am showing you new material and not boring you with a repeat!
According to Facebook, this event happened days after I started my new job which may explain the total brain fart that seems to have happened. And according to these photos, I wore Silky Skies and Lottie wore her 1880’s ensemble.
Shirley wore an 1850’s ensemble.
It was a lovely summer day, perhaps a bit bright, so we took a lot of photos outside.
It is cold and white out there so I am missing all those flowers!
Before going inside, a nice fellow passed by and offered to take a group photo.
Then it was inside to view all the pretty things.
And learn a few things about our local history.
I always find staircase photos fun!
Perhaps I like them because I know how challenging it is with our modern stride to look graceful on stairs!