I started working on my mid victorian lace day cap during our last event. I had some preparations the day before but started the actual sewing during the event. Judging by the amount of attention it did seem to spark the interest of a lot of the public.
My midvictorian lace daycap is made with a silk base, swiss dot netting, vintage and antique lace and the tiny red ribbon is real silk. It looks sweet, dainty and demure which is the perfect look for the period. There is only one problem with this daycap. Sweet, dainty and demure doesn’t seem to suit me. My husband and son almost choked laughing and one of my friends said I looked like an easter egg. Which is an accurate description of how I feel when I wear it.
Here I am trying it on before going to Dickensfestijn in Deventer.
We had planned to go to a Dickens fair somewhere else first but after waiting for the shuttle bus for 30 minutes. We decided to skip the other fair and go to Dickensfestijn Deventer directly while the day was still young. Not a bad decision considering how busy Deventer was! There were 60.000 visitors on this day. Needless to say a lot of photographs where made of us but as we never get to see any of them we decided to buy ourselves a little memento.