Target did not turn up anything promising, so off to JoAnns for several yards of muslin. After 3 hours of work including modifying the red dress (slicing and dicing and adding grommets) and sewing up a simple blouse and skirt (elastic is always your friend for costume making) which ended with a grumpy Laura at 1:30 a.m., I had a pretty awesome costume if I do say so myself.
Me trying to remember how to curtsy
It mostly just looks wrinkled in this picture, but the wrinkles come from side gathers to make the skirt fuller.
Unfortunately, I didn't take too many photos while there, stupidly. But trust me, it was really, really cool. I also made a pointy hat with a floaty veil for Dalia, but forgot to take a picture of that too.
There were so many amazing things about the Rennasaince Festival, but I think my personal favorite was the fried mac and cheese on a stick. You just can't beat it. Well, that and the 3 hours of people watching - I was actually underdressed it turned out, there were some amazing costumes there and I'm going to have to start early on my costume for next year. :)