By the way, congratulations Janina and Rorik!
Since there will be no rapier, I will get the chance to dress like a girl. And since it seems that it will be cold, I think I will wear the same red and grey outfit I wore at Holiday Faire. It is pretty, it is warm and it looks nice on me.
And speaking of garb, people laugh when I tell them that I have not enough garb. But before you roll off the floor laughing, let me clarify that although I do have a rather large number of pieces, I have none that I am 100% satisfied with. I believe that my black Florentine is the one that comes close. In a scale of one to 10, I believe it scores a 98. My German scores a 95, my brown hand-stitched fencing garb would be another 95 (it has no sleeves, therefore not a 10), and the grey and red outfit an 80.
Why an 80? Because I used velveteen for the guards and I believe that wool would have looked a lot better. Also, the red wool doublet is a wee too long at the waist to be really comfortable. Plus I made the mistake of lining it with silk noil, which makes it a pain in the butt to get on and off, not to mention it tends to stain my chemises red. (What can I say? I was young and innocent and it sounded like a good idea at the time.)
But it is a pretty cool doublet.
On the other hand, the cut and fit of the corset are very nice -- you would not expect less from Desert Torch. However, it is cotton and it looks like cotton, and nowadays I crave the feel and look of wool and linen.
(Note to self. Put wool corset on the to-do list.)
But like I said, I look pretty damned good in that outfit, and it keeps me warm.
Ooooooo, warm wool garb.
If I only had more time . . .