Monday, May 20, 2019

Whirlwind weekend: part 3: Spring in Krúdy's quarter

Krúdy is a well known Hungarian writer from around the turn of the century and some of his favorite places (including his favourite restaurant) is around the the area of Buda (called Óbuda, meaning the old Buda), where happens to be the Hungarian Museum of Trade and Tourism...with which our reenactor team is in a good relatonship (not at the least because one of our member is working there...) They had an exhibition about the life around the public baths at the turn of the century and WWI... Out team was part of the opening...we have been part of a special"Bath day" in the middle of February...and now we have been part of the closing event...
At the event called "spring in Krúdy's quarter", there were live (historical) interpretation, from the viewpoint of the nurse at the front and the wife wo was left behind the frontlines... there were ladies, fashion and etiquette, dancing of the turn of the centuries.

And here is my ensemble:

 The skirt was made by my young friend Roland. I've met the young man in one of Facebook's sewing groups and because of our mutual interest we started talking, we've met, and a friendship flourished. I find him very talented, and helpful. He is studying to become a professional dressmaker in the shcool I used to go, and when in the fall he asked if I would be willing to be a modell for one of his dresses in the shcool's yearly competition, I was happy to say yes. (more like is the sand in the Sahara?)
And while he was doing it my size, I asked would it be a bad deal, if I buy the fabric, but get to use the stuff.So instead of hiding away in a wardrobe, it would get out and be actually used.
Which does not mean I will never sew my own stuff again, obviously I will, but I am also for supporting young talents.
The day was fun, and we were beautiful, even if I say so myself.
Underwear and hat is my work,
Skirt: Zsérczy Kiss Rózsás Roland
Shoes: Cipéliusz
Photoes: Norbert Varga

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