While a Marathon usually isn't my cup of tea (not as a spectator and definitely not as a participant!), I and about 20 other enthusiasts volunteered as 1912 spectators to give the Marathon a bit of historic colour - fun!
|Not arrested! The police asked to have their pictures taken with us..! My step daughter Ellinor and me, 4th and 5th from left.|
|Inside the Stockholm Stadium, built for the Summer Olympics in 1912 - many great hats were seen!|
|The stadium in 1912 (image courtesy of Wikimedia Commons).|
Well... Not exactly, but we made it into two newspapers:
Not bad at all (except for the fact that my hair had collapsed at this point - windy day - but there we are)!
My gown and Ellinors things were made on a minimal budget - almost everything was made from things we already had. My gown, for example - a tablecloth. Ellinors skirt - a wool scrap for a spencer that never came to be. My hat was bought a long time ago and was intended for 18th century purposes, and still is - it's a good thing hat trim is easily added and removed!
The following pictures are (as usual) borrowed from the amazing Caroline E.:
|Near the finish line...|
|NOT picking my nose! I think?|
My gown was rather rushed and there are things I should have worked more on - the overdress should've been more attached to the foundation dress to prevent flaring, for example...
...as you can see here:
Then again, I wasn't aiming at 100% historical accuracy anyway. As I mentioned, the gown was made from a tablecloth (I'm moving up from curtains!) so it was more a case of: "What kind of gown can I make from this tablecloth?" than "What kind of gown do I want to make?".
After a long but fun day we were treated to dinner and drinks. My feet were very, very sore - but it's usually worth it, isn't it?