Monday, April 26, 2010


(judy and her daughter at our paintmaking station. yeah, it is supposed to be blurry like that, sure sure.)

every year at my kids' school, we have a renaissance faire to celebrate leonardo da vinci's birthday. most everybody dresses up in an attempt to be historically accurate, and i have seen more than a couple gunnes floating across the gymnasium for the occasion. this year i worked most of the day with judy, who was wearing her gunne that i remembered spying last year. this year, i just had to get her story and snap a couple pics.
it turns out that judy is the original owner of the dress. it was purchased for her in 1974, when she was 14 years old. the dress is made of black and cream calicos littered with red, blue and green flora, and boasts black corseted details at the bust and mutton sleeves. lovely!

and here's a few gunne goodies looking for loving homes on etsy:

yikes, the risk of browsing for gunnes on etsy is falling in love and making a purchase. but just look at it-- i had to! purchased from enidandedgar