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First, a short movie review.
Saw "Despicable Me" yesterday. Much laughter from the adults. We drowned out the kids, actually.
Bomb beds and bipedal glow sticks, anyone?

Now, the usual sewing blarg.
Got caught up in the excitement and was talked into making a 1880s bustle dress for a wedding I'm attending in 5 weeks. Eep! All I have is a corset, boots and a hat and would need to make everything else. And it would have to look fabu, of course.
Once away from the crazy enthusiastic friends I had a long, hard look at my finances. No new dress. I'll stick to the original, bride-approved  plan and alter the nasty fake taffeta dress I already have.
Not my wedding, don't have to be a fashion snob all the time. Well, I kind of do, but that is my problem.

Read attack_laurel's rant about snarks this morning.
I am as guilty of fashion snarks as anyone. Am learning to at least keep the volume down. *hangs head in shame*

Mostly her rant reminded me of something I'd kind of forgotten.
I LOVE playing dress up. Dressing up in stuff that *might* (maybe, on a really good day...) let me get by unnoticed (for a couple seconds) if a wormhole sends me to 16thC Germany is tons of fun but isn't the point of the SCA for me.
Having everything a particular outfit needs to be complete unto itself is what drives me. Even if I'm dressing as a steampunk witch, you had better bet some thought went into every detail and things that had to be left out were sorely missed. Yeah, I'm a bit of a detail dork. (See why the bustle dress would be a hell-project?)
More often than not these carefully thought out costumes go in a box, not to be seen again for years. That is so very, very wrong.
With that in mind, I am tempted to break out my old gypsy clothes for 12th Night. Period? Oh hell no. Fabulous? Heck yes!
Will I do it? Probably not*. There are always more Germans to make.

*Well, maybe...  ;)
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