Wanted to share some photos of FOs (and a cute).
Finally finished the bodice of lore. I think it is safe now to say that it is the best fitting bodice I've ever had. I can't thank Christina of Yet Another Creative Blog enough for teaching me!!!
As a side-note, my previous experience with "sewing" (last year around this time) is shown below the bodice: I took one of my oldest renaissance faire skirts, split it down the center and added the ribbon to create a sort-of split skirt.
A close-up of the construction and beadwork I added to the fabric. Have I mentioned how well this fits me and how comfortable it is? :D
While we were taking photos anyway, I thought it a good time to also snag a picture of the keyhole scarf I just finished. I feel this looks far better in the picture than it does in real life. But the yarn drapes just beautifully and it's warm and cozy. I finished just in time to be able to put it away and wait a half year before I can wear it. Yay CA! ;) I felt very "bohemian" at this point.
It's been a year and boy has Contini grown since last faire season. We didn't expect the costume to fit at all (or very well) and it turned out everything will still work for him this year! It has gotten smaller as he's gotten bigger but it still fits and still looks cute as an Elizabethan button! :D
Even more of a surprise is how much he enjoyed wearing it. Considering he's at the "I'd-rather-be-nude" stage of toddlerdom, I thought he'd hate it as much as he hated wearing it a year ago. This bodes very well for the upcoming season!
Have ten more days of Etsy-styled lovin'!