This past weekend was opening weekend for the Michigan Renaissance Festival and, after missing opening day to attend the family reuinion, Tom and the girls and I spent Sunday at MIRF. We had a fun day in spite of the all day drizzle. They are having daily costume contests this year and I wanted to see what the entrants were waearing so we went to watch. There were eight entrants in the contest. Third place went to a young gypsy girl who said her brother made her costume for her.
Second place went to the baker and her husband (who had to be the cutest couple ever LOL)
And guess which costume took first place.
I wasn't planning to enter because I haven't completed the accessories and I know all the mistakes I made but reluctantly did so after some prodding by Mary Jayne Fitzhugh, Town Seamstress of Hollygrove, and my family. The prize was four tickets to the faire so I told Kim that means she has to visit again and encourage Jason and Lou to come since Tom and I purchased season passes and don't need the tickets.
(edited to add) In hindsight I realize that I should have cut the bodice with a slight downward curve to the front waistline instead of straight across (but I'm not doing it over), I need to fiddle with the plackets on the side-back opening of the skirts to get them to lay right and not gap, and my camicia sleeves are not long enough for proper puffs through the openings of the sleeves so I'm thinking of sewing in some fake puffs or adding some length to the camicia sleeves.