After a long, hard Gasparilla of making a ship load of garb, I granted one of my head sailmakers to a cruise ta the Bahamas aboard one of the East Indian Mouse Companie's ships, called the Disney Dream. Many of the cruise ships travelling to the Caribbeans have a pirate day aboard. Here be Rouge Violace (Karen Shuey) report:
Me mate of 34 years heard that not only do they allow pirates on board but they be having a special party for them. 'Tis true Cap'n, 'tis true!! The party be called "Pirates in the Caribbean", with music, dancing n' fire works. The krewe be in their finest pirate garb n' there be even a sword fight or two.
Many guests be in their pirate garb along with the wee ones. But it be these wee cabin boys and girls that outshined their elders. Disney helped by handing out bandanas. We saw many wearing that which they had made but none sewed as fine as ye seamstresses, Cap'n. There be many too, Cap'n, that be seeing ye Halloween dressmaker. 'Twas confusing to me as not only could she not sew as well as ye girls but she be using fibers ,such as polyester and plastic, from an unknown world to me.
As this being the party we not be missing, me mate and I put on our best. Aye Cap'n we be looking good. Wherever we went on the ship there be someone wanting our picture. I became known as the Purple Pirate and me mate as the handsome one. Many be wanting his coat. Ye Disney Dream crew said to me we be the finest pirates ever being seen on their ship. When me said I had made these fine clothes and that I sew for the finest Cap'n in the Tampa Bay, they wanted to know about ye fine clothing, leather and hats. Ye may be hearing from some of them soon.
This be arrrr 39th issue of the Pirate Fashions Newsletter for Feb 2013. In transfer the old website to the new one, we had issues transferring the newsletter. So we be reposing the feature article into this blog instead of losing all the past newsletters.