1790s Aqua Striped Dress

September 11, 2017 - comments
My obsession with the 1790s and transitional drawstring dresses continues! It’s my go-to style when I need something comfortable, quick to make, and easy to wear, so of course it’s what I made this summer for the Louisville Jane Austen Festival. I shared photos of the finished dress in my early post on the 2017 Jane Austen Festival, but I wanted to talk more about the actual construction process. Read more...

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Costume College 2017 - What I wore

August 23, 2017 - comments
And now for what I wore! Read more...

The 2017 Louisville Jane Austen Festival

July 24, 2017 - comments
I’m home from a wonderful weekend attending the Jane Austen Festival in Louisville, Kentucky. I recently wrote about my experiences last year, and what a great event it is, but I must say this year was even better. Read more...

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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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