Hello everyone! This blog post is to give you a bit of a costuming sneak peek to pique your interest (haha did you see what I did there?) in the coming spring faire season. Lets talk about new fabrics and new designs for 2022 at Faire Ladies, Faire Lords.
First are the lovely lilac stripes you see in the picture. This sneak peek is all about bloomers. Yes, the linen bloomers are back I am planning them in 3 colors – grape, lilac and ivory stripe, and ivory. That stripe fabric is so sweet, its a linen/cotton blend and a nice lightweight too. Imagine wearing those lovely bloomers with a lilac or ivory color half chemise.
Next sneak peek is a new dark grey in my mid-weight linen blend, pictured below. I’m planning its first style for the menfolks and Venetian Breeches is a nice choice. I envision color blocking with an offwhite shirt, the dark grey breeches. It is a neutral palette which gives a lot of leeway for adding other colors to a man’s costume. Also a bonus, the dark grey is easy to keep looking nice and cleans easily in case of misadventure. LOL
Third sneak peek is a Pirate Jerkin for the menfolks. It is a deep scarlet color and features a Vneck with no collar. This is an experimental style, and like everything I create is about the line and cut of the garment, not so much about trims and fussy details. I’m hoping it catches on. If so, there will be other colors in future seasons. Sorry, no photos yet.
This spring season will see a lot of neutral colors and spring colors for women and men’s costume. I’m building inventory in new-ish styles like short Chemises, and the new Jerkin. There are plans for more styles, stripes, and surprises. Like all plans I make they are not certain until everything comes together; time, fabric, sewing and the million other details that are part of the development process.
Finally, for those who are fans of the over the knee socks I carry – at this time they are now available only online. I am not juried to carry them at Southern so be sure to get them in my online costume store early. I don’t want you to be without.
Yes – Faire Ladies, Faire Lords will be at the Renaissance Pleasure Faire in Irwindale, CA. You should be there too. New booth, new staff, new designs, and as always lots of fun. I’m hoping for Sunday Lunch With Friends to become a tradition.
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