The women of the family wore versions of Simplicity 1818. My daughter is in lilac, Rachel in burgundy and I'm wearing my favorite color--deep dark green.
It was cozy, but putting on a hoop in the parking lot after arriving seemed gauche, and really, once we got settled, traveling wasn't too bad. I still don't have a clear picture of how we got back out of the car, but somehow we did.
Before leaving for the Fair, we took many photos--good thing because I had flash issues at the event and only got a couple usable photos.
This is Rachel's dress:
This is me and my beloved:
Me and my son, Sherlock:
According to him, the game is afoot.
Here is Sherlock and his father:
I'm rather pleased my men's wear. The pants are Laughing Moon #106 California pants--historically accurate for the time--and made of wool. The frock coat (unfortunately a bit wrinkled from being packed) and Sherlock's vest are from Simplicity 2895. Next time I make a frock coat, I'm using heavier wool. Sherlock's coat and deer stalker are from Simplicity 2517. Finally, their shirts are Laughing Moon #107 Men's Victorian and Edwardian Shirts:
I had to shorten the shirts--if you follow the pattern, they go almost to the knee.They're worn with studs and have detachable cuffs and collars.
I must confess that one of my favorite moments of the day occurred before the Fair began, when a woman approached and asked where we got our costumes. Why from a little basement sewing room in the middle of Nevada.