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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The Little Pink Spencer

March 15, 2017 - comments
Last January I spotted a portrait on Pinterest and immediately knew I had to recreate it. I had the perfect fabric and matching tassels in the stash, and the pattern was a simple modification of the pattern I had already made for my teal wool spencer.  When I spotted a similar spencer in an 1801-1802 Costumes Parisiens fashion plate, I knew I had to make it for my Bath wardrobe. Read more...

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