The Lady Adventurer

Costuming shenanigans

Loose Gown

| July 25, 2009

One of my favorite pieces is this loose gown, made as an extra layer for colder faires and events.  Unfortunately, anyone who does faire in California will realize that “colder faire” is almost completely oxymoronic, so I rarely wear it.   But I still like it! My loose gown is made of a woven wool, [...]

Blue Linen Dress

| July 25, 2009

A retrospective diary of my blue linen dress This is the second dress I made, slightly after the brown wool gown, and about the time that I realized that most faires are not good places for dancing in wool gowns, no matter how cool they look.  The dress is made using the same bodice pattern [...]

Brown Wool Gown Diary

| July 25, 2009

A retrospective diary of the Brown Wool Dress This dress was the first kirtle I made after making my corset.  I wanted something that would dance well, and look more period than the bodice and skirts combination that I had previously sported.  The outfit is built from the corset out, and I ususally wear it [...]

New Adventures

| July 24, 2009

Welcome to the Lady Adventurer, designed to record my sewing efforts.  I mostly costume for the Renaissance and Victorian periods, but occasionally something different comes down the pike.  So why costume?  Well, several years ago I joined the Renaissance dance troupe, the Merrie Pryanksters.  They danced at faire, and if I was going to dance [...]