Monday, September 2, 2013

Pretending it's still Sunday

I forgot to do my weekly "what I've sewn" post yesterday - oops! Well, it's the last day of my weekend today, so we'll still count it, okay?

Not that I've done much. I made a couple of little dresses for a good friend's new baby (although I made them in a larger size so she can hopefully wear them next spring/summer), and did some boring boring alterations that at least made me a bit of money. And banged a few grommets on my natural form corset, woo. A very few.

And then yesterday I went to see Austenland with some friends. In costume, naturally!
Philly's just full of nice old brick walls for costume picture-taking!
It doesn't seem to have gotten the best reviews, but I think I can speak for the group in saying we thoroughly enjoyed it! It's a chick flick and it's silly, but every once in a while I do like a silly movie, you know? And it was so funny! I think our little group might've laughed slightly louder due to knowing a bit more about the period than your average moviegoer - but I promise you we weren't the only ones laughing! Even the inevitable dragged-here-by-my-girlfriend guys seemed to be laughing. *grin*
Shoe shot!
Anyway, I highly recommend Austenland if you like silly girly movies, enjoy a bit of absurdity and ridiculousness - and JJ Feild dressed as a Regency gentleman. And why would you not like that??

8 comments:

  1. That sounds like a lot of fun! Where is Austenland showing? I live outside of Philadelphia but it hasn't come to any of our theatres.

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    1. It looks like it's a pretty limited release right now, I don't know if it'll make its way to more theatres or not! We went to see it at the Ritz East in Old City.

      And hey, we're neighbors! Sort of. I consider anyone in the Delaware Valley a neighbor. xD

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  2. You all look wonderful and I must say, I really loved it too. ;)

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    1. Thanks! Any excuse to drag out the costumes, right? Thankfully in an era that isn't too uncomfortable to watch a movie in, haha!

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  3. I saw Austenland on Sunday also! I also heard the reviews that it wasn't that great but I personally loved it! I love that you went in costume, that's so fun!

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    1. I'm glad you liked it, too! I think it's an especially good movie for costumer-types, but really it's just so much *fun*! Going in a costumed group was just perfect. :D

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  4. I LOVED Austenland! So funny! Have you read the original novel? Not nearly as funny as the movie, but one of my favorites. Also..can we be friends? I just found your blog and am completely in awe of your history knowledge and skill with a needle.

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    1. I haven't read it yet (so much to do, so little time!), but my friends that have thought it was quite good, so I do mean to someday!

      And yes we can! I love friends! :D Thank you so much for your nice comment, too.

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