Friday, September 19, 2014

Old Favorites

I've gotten to wear a lot of new things this year but sometimes it's nice to break out an old favorite! This grey wool kirtle is comfortable and fun to wear and I just love it!

It might not be the most flashy outfit but sometimes you don't want to be flashy.

I also wore my faux fur partlet. My husband thinks it looks a bit silly but it's nice and warm.

The drape of the wool is fabulous and the skirt is super swishy! The pleating plus my own natural bum padding gives a rather fashionable shape to the skirt.

Some sass taking off the partlet! I guess this would go under the heading of Elizabethan pin-up. ;)

People wore a lot more clothes in the 16th century than we do now! I know they were in a mini ice age and in England but it does take a bit of getting used to. I really still needed to wear a pair of sleeves but I don't really have a good pair of sleeves that matches this outfit yet.

 Everyone was bundled up in capes and fur this weekend! I'm sure it will get colder before the end of the season but it was still quite chilly in the morning.

This past weekend was the annual camping trip we take with our friends and we got to hang with them at the faire all weekend! It is so much more fun to go in a large group! 

We worked on making sure we got around to seeing all of the shows we hadn't seen yet this year. There really is so much to do that you can't see it all in one day. Plus, some of the performers don't do the same show every time they perform so there's even more to see.

Alas, we won't get to go back for a few weekends. We got some weddings coming up and we'll be busy busy busy. Hopefully, this will mean some more vintage outfit posts over the next few weeks.


  1. That skirt is so pretty! Did you get a group picture?

  2. I don't think that fur partlet looks silly at all. I am a wee bit green with envy that at your ren faires you actually have weather appropriate for such layers. Being down here in Texas, sometimes (much of the time), I find it stifling to wear all the historically correct layers!

    1. Our faire is just so situated in the year that it starts in the 90s and ends in the 50s so I pretty much have to have garb for every type of weather!

  3. I think this is my favorite of your ren faire outfits! :-) The colors look really nice on you, and I just love that fur partlet!! I hope your husband grows more partial to it soon. ;-)

  4. I love the crispness of these garments you wear for these events! The color blocking is really neat and clean and also very refreshing! It kind of makes me want to take inspiration into some fall looks this season!


  5. I found your blog off of your vintage youtube tutorials but I have to say, I am in awe of your sewing ability. Having made a few 16th century dressed I know how hard they can be to get just right, and your looks are always so perfectly put together. Bravo!