A few days ago, I realized that the ren faire is coming up (in May). I also realized that I really wanted to wear a new costume this year. If you recall, last year I made a green cloak to wear, and had a white maxi dress underneath. Well THIS year, I’m planning a little more.
After perusing Pinterest, and googling things like “renaissance faire costumes,” “plus size corset,” and “how to make a belly dance skirt,” I think I have decided what I’m going to do.
Basically I took what I liked out of these designs below, and drew up the sketch below that.
I’m super hopeful about it!! The plan is to get fabric from thrift stores, and make a really poofy skirt. I’m not AS sure about the top jumper part but if I can find a long dress at a thrift store, I should be able to modify it — add the drawstring portion, hem the sleeves, etc. I may end up just buying the shirt because I bet that would be easier than making one, and possibly less expensive.
But, anyway. Will update with progress.