Yes, shameless bragging here. We took our daughter to her first Ren Faire yesterday, and she was just friggin’ adorable. I Must Share Mundane and Pointless pictures.
We are not amused. Yes, I made her dress. No, it’s not completely authentic. I was doing that juggling thing between vaguely period vs. light and cool enough for a modern toddler to wear on a hot summer day vs. looks cute, not imposing.
After a few hundred yards, we realized that while a toddler might toddle well in a long skirt and farthingale at home on wooden floors, walking on uneven packed earth was a whole 'nother story. So a bit more authenticity flew out the window and I pinned the front of the skirt up, , along with the bottom ring of the farthingale. I’m glad she wore her matching Robeez shoes!
We got the hat there. I was hoping for a higher class hat, but nobody makes itty bitty hats, it seems. Still, the muffin cap looks quite adorable and not entirely inappropriate when pushed back. Of course, it was still huge on her and kept slipping forward, but she was a trooper. Surprisingly, she was still relatively agile and even caught the eye of a passing pirate!
Feel free to browse through the album for additional cuteness.