Tuesday, May 21, 2013

My foray into Steampunk

I will preface this blog by saying that I love Regency. I LOVE REGENCY! I always have, than I got into making it and I am as deeply in love with it as I am my husband (that’s pretty darned deep)...That being said, lets delve into something a little different....not much but a beginning to a new chapter.

As some of you know, the WRS is hosting this years Regency retreat, and I have been commissioned by a couple of people to make their entire wardrobe for this event..Mari is one of my regular customers, and she will be beautifully turned out, as usual...but Shea MacLeod has commissioned a wardrobe too!!! She is one of the local celebrities one runs into when out and about and have a steampunk like hat to sell. I met Ms MacLeod at the JA faire a couple of weeks ago. She bought my riding habit hat and she was hooked from there.

Ms. MacLeod is a Steampunk enthusiast (as that is part of what she writes, I gather) and needed a chemise that she could use at a steampunk convention as well as start her Regency wardrobe.

Here it is! Enjoy! :)

a back view

side view

front view off detail

Thanks for looking, Ill be posting about the other things Im doing soon, I have a lot going on and can't wait for more orders!

Your Servant
Mrs. Azevedo
Modiste, and A Baronets' Daughter

Monday, May 6, 2013

The Jane Austen Fair.

So I just got back from the Jane Austen Faire that Aria and I were invited by Amy Wadsworth to be vendors and it was an experience that I had no way of knowing how it was going to go! Amy did so much work in promoting and organizing and making a beautiful place like the IKE Box even more beautiful! There were 24 vendors!

The view of our little room!

I spoke with some people I know, mainly Maggie and I had an idea what to expect. I was told little things, like necklaces with cameos, and fans and things could sell, and she was sooo right, but what was even more of a shock was that I actually sold three hats!!! I brought 5! I took all sorts of things, including feathers and shawls and two dresses for sale and a dress to display, but would have parted with for the right price....and none of those sold.

The only negative was that we were in the back, in a little space behind the stage, but, that really was our fault for waiting till the last minute to get our applications in. But, I did my best to talk to every one that came by and helped ladies try on hats and gowns and was supported by many of my regency friends and general friends and was happy to see them!

I feel, overall, that this was a lot of work, and a HUGE learning experience and most definitely a WIN!

I want to thank everyone that came...and everyone I spoke with and everyone who loved my things as much as I do! :)

Here the rest of the pics that Aria took, I was too busy with people to take any!

I was a perfect blue sky, warm weather and a lot of people! I can't wait to do it again!

Good night!

Mrs. Azevedo
A Baronets' Daughter