Ren Faire Costume Planning

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.

inspiration

prototype

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.

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