This past weekend, my Mama and I found ourselves in Port Townsend, Washington for their annual Victorian Festival. We had a great, if not wind blown time. Mom and I planned on wearing our Sailor Dresses (Seaside dresses) for the weekend, as hello!!! Sea Port!!! Interestingly enough, the theme for the weekend was Nautical! Perfect! We had a great time there and got to visit with friends that I hadn't seen since Coco in August. Val LaBore of Time Traveling in Costume, Rebecca Maiten of The Lady Rebecca LJ and Vanessa Wood were there in their beautiful creations!
I have decided to break the blog posts about the weekend into the days that we were there so as to not blow up this blog with pictures...
Day One: Friday
Ok, so Friday was seriously windy....like so windy that I was afraid Mom's hat would take flight while she was wearing it! It was only the night before, while sitting on my bed in the hotel room, that I decided to sew the huge white composite wings to the hat. For a long time, they were just pinned on because I wanted to be able to use them on other hats. I am so happy that I did sew them on, because on Friday there were times when the hat, while pinned to her wig with HUGE hat pins, literally lifted off Mom's head! I am not even kidding! It was quite impressive!
Needless to say, we didn't get any pictures of us in our seaside dresses along the seaside. There's no telling what would have happened if we had been out in the open with our large 1912 era hats on! The Flying Nun comes to mind....
I wisely took my hat off...Mom had to hold her hat down...
My collar performing its pre-flight check!
Wing flaps: check
Landing gear: check
Fuel gauges: check
Cabin lights: check
Oh ya...it was windy. Sometimes it literally stole my breath away! Oh! And it was a bit on the cold side!!
My Sassy face.
I was pretty happy with my hair on this day!
I thought I could get away from the wind if I was low to the ground. Nope!!!
Mom's hat going through its pre-flight check...
I love this picture! It shows the force of the wind!!! Look at that dress billow!!
My Mama is so fabulously adorable!!
I think this would pass for a very good antique photo if we weren't smiling...but we both look stoned when we look serious! So smile it is!!!
I hope you are all having a most fabulous Thursday my friends!! Next up...Saturday Day, Bustle Day!!