Bastille Day 2006!

Yesterday we celebrated July 14th with Ze “Bal de la Victime” Bastille Day Dolly Picnic! ‘Twas awesome. Myself, Mr. Kallisti and Butter, picked up The Robots (Nadja & Will) and met up with St. James, Idrisfynn & JennyNemesi near Pioneer Meadow in GG Park. Unbenownst to us the meadow had been taken over by large tents and giant african foam heads o_o. So once KellyHime and Mr. KellyHime showed up on their vespa, we nipped around the bend to the Rose Garden (two rose garden dolly picnics this summer!) and claimed the least swampy bit of rising ground. Maggie joined us shortly, I’m glad she got the communique that the little group had moved!

(Ondine as the costumer who forgot her contacts :p)
The weather was wacky, alternately sunny and bright then cold, blustery with billowing fog. You’ll notice in the pictures how they suddenly turn leaden grey or are over exposed. Ugh! Still, we had parasols, lots of parasols. Cake and booze unburdens the soul. Olives and brie feed the mind. And my new favorite cocktail: Trader Joe’s Blueberry Soda with B & B (cognac & benedictine)… YUM!
I’ve been sewing for two weeks preparing two outfits. The empire Merveilleuse dress Aurelie is wearing and the split bodice Patriot dress for Hermione. I think pattern making has finally clicked, I drafted two dresses and a corset in the past two weeks. Wooo! You can see inspiration from my collection of images of costuming circa the French Revolution.

(the custom cake from The Cake Gallery. reeeeeeeeeeally goooooooood! btw, re: marie antoinette… she never said that.)
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3 thoughts on “Bastille Day 2006!”

  1. I don’t usually care about Bastille day but this year, I was yearning for your picnic post! I tought about it for 2 days and indeed it looks like you had fun!! I knew you were kinda weird but that doggie outfit killed the little “espoir” I had that you were somehow normal!!! I mean it in a good way!!
    Love all the outfits and pictures and the cake is a buster!!

  2. Love the outfits as usual, and wishing for the patterns. You are the envy of all of us with such drafting and creating talents. If you every feel the need to share your creations morefully with the world at large, we’ll wait for you to publish your patterns.

  3. What fun! Those outfits are gorgeous. I really admire people like you who can do patterns and sew, ’cause I can’t do either one at all. And cake!!!

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