Monday, October 26, 2009

Ready For Adventure...


I loved Maid Marian's wardrobe because it was so practical, pretty and feminine. My outfit was not inspired by any particular one of hers but more the idea of her being a lovely young woman, but always ready to do what was necessary, whether it was fighting for her life or escaping to the forest. This ended up a little shorter than I had originally intended, but I found that it made it easier to take hikes and swordfight in.

For this dress I used Simplicity 9891, though raised the neckline a bit and made up the sleeves, as the ones from the pattern were not the most practical.

The cape is one I got at Herbergers last spring, leather gloves were a gift a couple years ago and the dagger my grandparents gave me.

My only disappointment is that I can't wear stuff like this more often!

5 comments:

Eldarwen Failariel said...

You must live in a very beautiful place, Laurel! The landscaping is absolutely gorgeous! Your outfit is beautiful, as well! I read in an earlier post that you made that dress...? Wow, you are talented!

~Eldarwen

√čarwen said...

I LOVE it AND where you live!!

Nahla said...

I love the 'Maid Marion' dress you're wearing in those pictures! Wayfarer's Park is so beautiful!

Danielle said...

Lovely dress! And it looks really great on you too! Why can't you wear stuff like that more often?

His Handmaiden said...

Thank you, it simply is not all that practical for wearing very often. Though some days I do set practicality aside and "dress-up".