Now, I'm all for"pics or it didn't happen"... Unfortunately, I still haven't got a pocket-sized camera to bring to events like this and my phone takes the worst pictures. I bugged my husband to take pictures when I was going but he couldn't find the flash. Yeah.
But M:lle Caroline E kindly allowed me to use a few of her pictures from the evening. Thank you, dearest.
Not a dull moment!
That is me, with the huge cap (and lots of false hair!). I had a blue petticoat, which you can catch a glimpse of, and a white silk kerchief. That was it! Simple, simple, but that was the point.
You see my step-daughter Ellinor (when will you update your blog?) in the foreground. This was after her hair and cap fell off...
She looked like this earlier. It was I who did her hair (a lot of false hair there too) so I'm to blame for the failure :(
In short: it was a lovely evening and I can't wait until the 12th night ball which is the next scheduled event. I'm working on my ensemble for that already, but more about that later...
...for a night at Kristinehov! One of the wings will be transformed into an 18th century tavern/public house for this night and everyone is encouraged to "dress down" and portray the lower classes - craftsmen, soldiers, maids and such - Fun! A brewer is coming all the way from Norway to treat us to his home-made beer!
I made a jacket for this event.
I was inspired by this jacket from V&A. The original is quilted. I think my version would have looked very nice quilted, had I had the patience for it...
The tails will look better with some petticoats and a small bumroll.
I now realise should have used some stiffening in the front. It will not be perfectly smooth but I guess I have to live with that.
Hopefully I will have some pictures of me wearing it tomorrow!