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Slackericious Times

I have been rather slacking on my needlework and other projects. I think that the whole 12th Night rush and other life occurrences really took a lot of energy out of me.

Having said that, I have finally started sewing the decorations to the Valois gown overskirt, which has allowed me to confirm that there was no way I was going to sew all that stuff in time for 12th Night. However, I am really happy that now I can do it at my leasure and with no deadline on sight. Yay me!

This also means that the Valois Gown of Insanity(TM) will not be making at appearance at Kingdom A&S Festival as previously planned. It is not so much that it won't be finished (I am sure I could, if I hurry), but the fact that I would have to sit in a truck in a farthingale, for at least an hour. Most importantly, I would have to drive back wearing said farthingale after wearing it all day.

It's just soooo not happening.

And no, I have no plans of changing on site. It is relly awkward to get in and out of a getup like this in a public bathroom. And since ballistabob is currently the only one who knows how to get me in (and especially out -- hubba, hubba), of this thing, and since his presence in a ladies' bathroom would cause all sorts of commotion, I will hold the wearing of my gown for another occassion. Preferably one where we are hotelling it, or a local event where I can change at home.

This leaves me wondering what the heck I am going to wear, given the sorry state of my wardrobe. I think I can alter my Florentine gown. It should go fast enough (here's to hope). Or even try my hand at a Gothic fitted dress, which wouldn't probably take that long.

And if you see me in my wool fencing duds, you will know I ran out of time.

Oh, well.

But at least I am picking up a needle again, which is good.

Next stop: Working on Margot, the new doll, and continue stitching Alina's coif.

Stay tuned.

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kass_rants
Feb. 12th, 2009 04:13 pm (UTC)
Oh my God, we're ALL such slackers, aren't we! It doesn't seem to matter how much we know we've done in the past two months, we're still beating ourselves up for being slackers. Fully half of my friends list is posting about the same thing.

I so know what you mean about getting dressed in a bathroom without your usual "dresser". MyBob is mine too. He's the only one who can get my stays really perfect.

Good luck with not being nekkid. =)
belfebe
Feb. 12th, 2009 05:20 pm (UTC)
I so know what you mean about getting dressed in a bathroom without your usual "dresser". MyBob is mine too. He's the only one who can get my stays really perfect.

Yeah, Marcellus says that it's his job security. Now I need to keep him. LOL.

(And Miguel says the same thing about Violante. He's her dresser too.)

I guess that being able to dress you in period clothing -- particularly *late* period clothing -- should be a requirement to date or marry someone.

Good luck with not being nekkid. =)

Hubba, hubba!
kass_rants
Feb. 12th, 2009 05:45 pm (UTC)
I guess that being able to dress you in period clothing -- particularly *late* period clothing -- should be a requirement to date or marry someone.

I thought it already was! =)
greta_k
Feb. 12th, 2009 05:24 pm (UTC)
What do you MEAN, the "sorry state" of your wardrobe?!?

I'm the one who barely had anything decent to wear! I may get the short sleeved GFG done for KASF (with false sleeves). If not, then it's either the Houppie or the Norman gown, depending upon the weather. My warm weather gear, however, is deplorable!
belfebe
Feb. 12th, 2009 05:26 pm (UTC)
Gotta work on that. LOL.

My main problem is that I do have a nice wardrobe ... none of which fits. I would go nekkid, but it's too damn cold. :-D
isenglass
Feb. 12th, 2009 06:41 pm (UTC)
I hear ya on the nice wardrobe that doesn't fit, though not being a garb Laurel, mine's not nearly as nice as yours. Ever consider renting out some of your old stuff? To me, for instance? ;-)
belfebe
Feb. 12th, 2009 07:03 pm (UTC)
Not renting, but I can let some of my friends borrow some of it. Hint, hint. I have already let Alina borrow two of my peticoat bodies (the burgundy and the pink). I have a couple of other pieces that may fit you, if you want to wear them while you are transitioning in sizes. What size are you currently wearing? :-)
isenglass
Feb. 12th, 2009 07:21 pm (UTC)
I'm a size 10-12, depending on the maker. Do you even have anything that big?
belfebe
Feb. 12th, 2009 07:25 pm (UTC)
Well, those are a size 8-10. It would be the Florentine (unless I alter it), and the German. You may be able to fit into those now, or pretty soon. ;-)
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