jeudi 29 août 2013

At the New-France 1750 market

Hi! So I finally got to attend an event! Last weekend was the New-France market in the Old-Montreal. It's only two days a week, and I keep missing it year after year. But this time I planned in advance and even wore a costume! The concept is that it is supposed to recreate what a public market in 1750 in montreal would have been like. There are a lot of various stands, local fine foods, activities, musicians, animation and info about the way of life back then. It is all orchestrated by the Pointe-À-Callière archaeology museum.

Anyway, here are a few snapshots:

I wore my 18th century pirate costume, with my American Duchess silk stockings and black Pompadours (my feet were killing me at the end of the day, after walking around all afternoon. next time I'll add some gel padding in the shoes and bring some emergency backups). I also bought a straw tricorn hat at the market to complete the outfit. The little girl in the picture is my stepsister. There was a dress-up stand for kids so she dressed up to have her picure taken with me. It was a lot of fun, and I hope I will be able to attend next year!

Have a nice day!

vendredi 16 août 2013

Busy Busy...

Hi! Sorry I've been neglecting my blog again. I've been very busy this past month. I work at a birth center now as a midwife assistant, and since it's summer we are running on a smaller staff than usual, which means more hours, and since it's in the birth field, the hours are crazy (nights, etc) so whenever I'm at home, I'm sleeping or just trying to enjoy the summer as much as I can.

So I haven't been sewing a lot, nor knitting that much lately, but as things are slowly calming down a little, and I am getting more used to the lifestyle of a midwife assistant, I am getting to the point where I am starting to think about new projects again.

Next on my to-do list is a 1940's sailor girl playsuit. I have been eyeing the Wearing History pattern for a while, now, and recently decided to buy it. I am presently at the cutting stage, and I hope it will be a fast and fun project to make. I also have to fix my Mary Poppins hat and have a decent photoshoot in the costume. I have also found a really nice 1920's knitted cloche pattern which I will be trying out soon, and I saw a picture of a 1840's child dress I would like to reproduce. And after that we'll see. I might tackle the 18th century and make a dress to go with my American Duchess ''Pompadour'' shoes, or make a 1912 walking dress or day ensemble. We'll just see how it goes.

So more coming up soon on my blog!

Have a great end of the summer!