A Most Temperate Pub Crawl

A wife must be supportive.


A wife must love her husband unconditionally and guide him toward the light.


A wife finds support in other like-minded Godly women and thru their tireless inspiration, creates a happy home for her husband and offspring.


Or, she can join in and attend his local Brew clubs Zombie Pub Crawl! For this, she must have just the right outfit- to set a proper tone to the event. Simplicity 2581 had no idea what was coming!  I bought this pattern originally thinking Mary Poppins (as I often do) and ended up making an homage to my favorite lady of spirit……Carrie Nation!


How could one not be inspired? I found a vile poly gabardine that is practically bullet proof and clammy to the touch. My veil was free-formed from pictures and a nice snood to cover my less than period appropriate locks.


What could be more supportive?  The sash got my point across and kept the foolish from thinking that  I was just another LIzzie Borden and not a tireless family crusader!


Yes, those are floral Dr Martens peeking out from under there- I can only conform so much- even for Temperance!



The husband said this look was drop dead sexy, but he did end up vomiting near his car last evening- I’m not sure if it had anything to do with me or not.

photo credits: Pattern Review, google images, Meadhawg. All images remain the property of their original owners.

73 thoughts on “A Most Temperate Pub Crawl

  1. mrsmole says:

    Holy Crap, Anne….are you for real? How many personas can you acquire? It might actually work as a duster coat if not for the poofy sleeve heads…you are really a hoot! Maybe the hubby was imagining a corset and stockings under that trenchcoat…don’t know about the barfing though…has he gotten into some bad candy corn stocks lately?


  2. Shar says:

    This is brilliant (and more than a bit scary)! If I saw you coming at me with a hatchet in this getup I might have tossed my cookies too, but I really think it was your husband’s total disregard for your message. (Love that you were wearing the Dr. Martens).


  3. Woo – that is scarily authentic looking. Almost enough to scare me away from the glass of Southern I have at the end of a hard day’s work (for purely medicinal purposes)……… I did say almost. Although if you lived closer…….

    At first I thought those pics of you were of someone eons ago. Great effects.


  4. Ah, ha ha!! You are my hero! I love how your costume came out. Dead ringer for Carrie. I hope the pub crowd was dutifully impressed. Or afraid, that would mean your costume was REALLY authentic.


  5. I love it! Still hooting from the photographs – magnificent.
    Sympathies to your poor hubby. I understand drinking out of wet glasses can create that reaction. And green glasses. Both to be avoided.


  6. Wow!! What a brilliant costume!!! Love it! I’ve never heard of Carrie Nation, but one look at her photo makes me think that I wouldn’t have wanted to get on the wrong side of her… :O


  7. I just love this! I need this costume, it would terrify my husband. I think I would also need a few pints to recover if you approached me in my local wearing that lot. Hope your husband is feeling better – better out than in as we say.


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