The big event in November is "BAM": Bordermarch Autumn Melees. It's kind of a big deal in Ansteorra. I can't go all four days, only three, but I'm excited as all hockeysticks about it, lemmetellya (last year I could only daytrip the event, and I missed SO much!!)
I'm digging the early-Medieval kick I've been on lately, and I can't wait to do more. I've decided BAM this year will be my impetus, and my showcase. Heh. Listen to me talking like I'm actually going to get shit done around here.
And so, I have three weeks in which to:
- trace a pattern from the blue surcote pictured above, which was borrowed from a friend, and make one for myself. I have a green cotton I've been wondering what to do with, and I think it'd be perfect if I have enough.
- Finish the purple dress!!!
- Locate my batiste veil, or make a new larger veil from a lightweight linen to wear with my barbette, fillet, and pie-crust hat, because the silk veil in the picture is too sheer, I think. It works best when there's a fancy hairdo underneath, or jewelry I want to show.
- Create a new Caerleon uniform for myself, based on this style, because the sleeveage I made before Gulf War isn't quite working anymore (read: I've gained enough weight that the black dress I wore them with is far too small)
Bonus points for:
- Making myself a new pair of linen buskins/socks
- A second hat for the period, this one in blue silk with beads, maybe?
- making another wooden chest for myself (the pieces are already cut, I just need to assemble the thing and paint it)
- Making a court-worthy sideless out of a beautiful piece of blue silk that a friend bought for me for my birthday last week. Hooray, silk! <3
- Losing fifty pounds by the 22nd. Riiiiight.
So there you go. All that, plus all the work I need to do in the garden, and all the projects in the house I have going on...egad. And you wonder why I never get anything done.
|a mood board for the purple dress that I made a while back|