Wednesday, 29 January 2014

Steampunk Sports #2 Tea Duelling

 Australian Tea Duelling rules are slightly different than American ones. Here is the instructional video.


The following photos are from the Second Serpentine Tea Duel on Friday the 17th of January.
The unmarked photos are by Jack Reason, the ones with the little logo are by Chewie Vision.
More photos on the Tea Duelling Association of Australia Facebook page.

Please excuse the photo dump, I put this post off too long because I couldn't choose between my favourites, so now you can just see them all!






With friends Kat, Kat and Yasmin of Yizzimindi, She made her own hat, necklace and mobile phone bracer and also donated a prize.



The Lady Eliza Jane Poursalot Smythe making sure the rules are obeyed. She isn't afraid to use that riding crop!



Drinking water at a tea duel! What a rebel!







Kat is the very image of a Silent Screen Goddess. I have found quite a few pictures of old time stars who look like her.
 

The bracer and hairpin that Yasmin made
 














Francesca's striking hair is only equalled in awesomeness by her wardrobe and tiny corsetted waist!

Unknown Steampunk and Beth, being awesome.
 




Mardo with some tea!
 



A good shot of my hairdo. 
 








Friday, 24 January 2014

Wives and Daughters Molly Gibson Dress: Romantic Era Dress Pattern

I finally finished my dress from the Romantic Era dress pattern by Sense and Sensibility Patterns.

This one is based on the dress Molly wears in Wives and Daughters.

The original dress:



My dress:

There are some imperfections, but I won't mention them, because it is delightful nevertheless. The top is completely bag lined. There is a white blouse under it, the dress is just the blue part, it is a 'jumper' dress, made to be worn over a blouse. There are 23 pearly buttons sewn down the front, although there are only 10 buttonholes on my version. There is 4m of crochet lace around the bottom of the skirt, and a bit more down the front. I had to go to the fabric shop to get more lace.





My hair's getting longer! Not long enough yet, though!