Construction Notes On My New Little White Dress

July 2, 2017 - comments
My latest white 1790s dress (worn to a ball in Bath and at the 2016 Jane Austen Festival) was a bit of an experiment. I had been planning to make a new late 1790s white dress for some time. I wanted a gathered front for adjustability, but I didn’t want to do the exact same construction as my green sarcenet gown. You see so many different ways of constructing front gathered gowns in this transitional period, and I wanted to explore more with this style. Read more...

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The 2016 Louisville Jane Austen Festival

June 5, 2017 - comments
The 2017 Louisville Jane Austen Festival is almost here, and since it’s my next costume even, I thought it would be the perfect time to tell you about the 2016 Festival. Okay, so the perfect time would have been last year, but let’s not nitpick here. Read more...

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A Stroll Through Bath

April 26, 2017 - comments
And now for part two of my day out in Bath! Read more...

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Tea at the Pump Room

April 25, 2017 - comments
The Monday after the ball, we enjoyed a lazy morning before taking afternoon tea at the pump room in costume, followed by a stroll around Bath.  Because I took so many pictures I’m going to break it up into two separate posts. First up, tea and the Roman Baths!
 
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Teal Wool Spencer

March 26, 2017 - comments
When I was planning what to make for my trip to Bath, an all-weather spencer topped the list. The only spencer I had was my blue spotted silk, which as lovely as it is, isn’t good to wear in the heat or in the rain. Yes, I realize my trip was in June, but I run cold and England’s idea of summer is not mine. I froze on both my previous trips and was determined not to do so again! Read more...

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