The skirt only took a day to put together, so I whipped it up after I made the drawstring bags. Then when I saw the suit finished, I knew it needed a special location for a photo shoot!
With the suit being black, and the over-the-top hat, all I could think of was how gothic and victorian it looked... which led me here...
To the oldest cemetery in my local area. Its located in the pretty little village of Wollombi, and has memorials dating from the mid 1840s.
One of them (the one I'm standing with in the above photo, actually) is a memorial to one of my ancestors believe it or not! It was erected by the towns people to remember J.W Du Moulin who was the local doctor and was obviously much loved. The inscription reads:
"Erected over the remains of J.W Du Moulin, Surgeon. By the people of Wollombi who are anxious to perpetuate the memory of a man whose many sterling qualities have ever linked his name with their kindest and most enduring recollections. Died June 5th 1854. Aged 45 years."
Isn't that beautiful!
But anyway, back to the suit.
And my new fur arrived just in time to participate - meet Snidely!
Mum and I had a lovely time wandering around and reading headstones. Its something that we've done together since I was little, but haven't done for a while. There is just something about cemeteries that I really love... so much history.
And thanks must go to Mum (Sandie) for the photography. She did a great job! Even if she was terrified the whole time of taking terrible photos!
This suit is comfortable and stylish and WARM! I can't wait to wear it again (mind you, probably not with the hat - the hat is a bit much for every day wear!)
So, do you love it???