Had my best day this summer. Want to know what I did?
Played Dress Up. How’s that for staying young at heart. But first I had to do a little work.
I needed something to dress-up in. So, I took a Spaghetti Strap dress I found at the local thrift store and I repurposed it.
Yes, the white embroidered flowers on black satin were gorgeous but it’s the back of the dress I fell in love with. However when playing dress-up with thousands of other grown-ups it needed some tweaking.
Don’t hate me but I made it Medieval. I really wanted to go in costume to this Renaissance Faire. I only had a few hours to transform it, so I won’t give you any close-ups. But I think the dress fit into the atmosphere of the faire perfectly. The embroider on the front of the dress I re-used as a headpiece.
I also repurposed some scarf's, dresses, tablecloths and odds and ends found in my sewing stash, to make my girls three fairy dresses.
Lea’s was my favorite.
The girls abandoned their wings after the first hour at the fair. That’s okay, cause good sport Dad was there to hold the extras.
And the cast of Characters we met were all delightful. Even if their outer appearance was a bit grim. This fellow offered to watch our children for us.
And when I asked, ‘Are you afraid?’, he was the one that replied.
‘ Why yes I am?’ he said. I told him he had good reason.
We even ran into my favorite Wizard Gandalf.
And pirates, faeries, hags and soldiers. They were all there, and all graciously stood in the heat to entertain a photo with my wee ones.
The shows were all entertaining. Hope’s favorite show was the one where I got called out of Robin Hood and Maid Marion’s audience to play the fearsome dragon in the play, ‘St. George and the Dragon’. Don’t I look scary?
And the Joust… Ouch!
My favorite was the Gypsy Horse Acrobats.
Pretty incredible stuff.
And while entertaining, even for Hope... There was yet one more thing she wanted to do before our Faire Day was over.
I think the part of the day they looked forward to the most was becoming a ‘Lady of the Court’ to her Royal Majesty.
So if you’ve never played Dress-Up as an adult. I think you should give it a try. This little video might entice you.