To the Ohio Renaissance Festival!

All dressed up with lots of places to go!! Our family ventured over to Ohio for the Ren Fest a few weekends ago, so I just had to share a few pics of the costume that I whipped up for the occasion.

Hmmm…chainmail… costume detail montage Look, ma!  I’m a pretty pretty princess! I will figure it out…

Our family hadn’t been to the festival before, so I didn’t know what to expect…but I was very excited to see that lots of other people were all decked out, too!

Since I didn’t have time to get all historically accurate with my attire, I had to settle for making the “vest” part of my dress from a pirate costume pattern.The fabrics I used are from a new shipment straight from my mom’s attic—because isn’t that always the best place to find cool stuff anyway?! The lace trim was a spool that I had bought years ago on clearance. The cream ruffled dress that I’m wearing with it was my Aunt’s (it required quite a bit of hemming) and the over-skirt probably belonged to my other Aunt. Since I already had the pattern, the fabrics, the D-rings and the ribbon…the only thing I spent to make this costume was TIME!

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Jamie is an award winning artist who specializes in textile/fabric pieces (art that you wear), but also creates paintings, sculptures, and quilted works of art.
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4 Responses to To the Ohio Renaissance Festival!

  1. Katie Swinford says:

    Hello I adore your costume. The Venture Crew in my area go the the Ohio Renaissance Festival every year. It is such fun. You look to be a very good seamstress. Perhaps I might see you there again this year.

  2. jamie says:

    Thanks! — It was a lot of fun for us, too 🙂
    I’m going to go look up the dates for the festival this year, so that we make sure to put it on the calendar!

  3. Katie says:

    Hi, I was wondering if it would be ok if I were to use the photo of you admiring the chainmail in a painting I’m doing? I hope you’ll consider it…

  4. jamie says:

    Hi Katie, sure! Thanks for asking. 🙂

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