So as promised, here is a little write up about the Pittsburgh Jane Austen Festival this Saturday.
True to form I did a bunch of last minute sewing into the wee hours the night before the event, and then had to get up at 6 am to get ready for the day. But I simply needed something new to wear and had been wanting a new chemisette and ruff fore ever, so I made a chemistte and under sleeves form the yummy sheer striped cotton I got at New Boston and whipped up a massive ruff made from super stiff organdy, it turned out a little too big but I think I rocked it anyway.
|it's pretty impressive from the side!|
My luck improved somewhat upon my arrival at the event venue, I was told that another vendor that sells regency style dresses who would have been my only competition at the festival had called in sick and I could have her tables in addition to mine! Score! A good thing too because I managed to fill all 4 tables, the entire back wall of the vendor room was set up as my shop!
|I hogged a whole wall for my set up!|
Now just a quick word about the building this event was held in. The event was held at the Pittsburgh Athletic Association which is not as it sounds a gym, but a traditional old time private club with ballrooms and dining parlors as well as guest rooms and athletic facilities like a pool and gym
|Pittsburgh Athletic Association building|
|The lobby fireplace|
|Ceiling detail in one of the hallways.|