All dressed up with lots of places to go!! Our family ventured over to Ohio for the Ren Fest a few weekends ago, so I just had to share a few pics of the costume that I whipped up for the occasion.

costume detail montage Look, ma!  I’m a pretty pretty princess! I will figure it out…

Our family hadn’t been to the festival before, so I didn’t know what to expect…but I was very excited to see that lots of other people were all decked out, too!

Since I didn’t have time to get all historically accurate with my attire, I had to settle for making the “vest” part of my dress from a pirate costume pattern.The fabrics I used are from a new shipment straight from my mom’s attic—because isn’t that always the best place to find cool stuff anyway?! The lace trim was a spool that I had bought years ago on clearance. The cream ruffled dress that I’m wearing with it was my Aunt’s (it required quite a bit of hemming) and the over-skirt probably belonged to my other Aunt. Since I already had the pattern, the fabrics, the D-rings and the ribbon…the only thing I spent to make this costume was TIME!