Last Saturday was the Abbey Museum Medieval Tournament and like last year, it was absolutely fantastic!
My lovely friend Stacie and I spent many many many hours making our dresses (at least three full days, I'm talking 9am-11pm sewing...with food breaks of course!). It made us think how much work it would have been in Medieval times....weaving your own fabric, hand stitching everything...gah! But I think our efforts paid off, we felt like very pretty ladies in waiting (next year we're going to try and climb the class system and be queens!)
It was a beautiful day, and everyone looked so good! Observe, the Tregenza clan of Cornwall.
Things I learnt?
1) Keeping up with my nieces is far more difficult than usual when wearing a 3kg dress
2) A pig on a spit takes almost all day to cook through, and makes me hungry
3) Medieval food is amazing
4) Dancing with big sleeves is a lot of fun