A Day on the Town, Colonial Style

September 21, 2017 - comments
For me, a trip to Williamsburg isn’t complete without spending at least one day exploring the historic district in 18th century costume. I have so few opportunities to wear the costumes I make in such a perfect setting, that it feels like a waste not to take advantage of the opportunity. So, when I traveled down for the Burnley and Trowbridge jacket workshop last November, I planned in an extra day just to play dress up in town. Read more...

Filed under: 1780s, events, friends

1786 Cream Wool Redingote - Inspiration and Construction

September 1, 2017 - comments
Several years ago, I saw a portrait by George Romney at The Huntington Library and Gardens, and I immediately knew I had to reproduce it one day. The sitter, Susannah (Miller) Lee Acton, is wearing a cream redingote with wide lapels and huge capes. She has a large gauzy cap and fichu, and her waist is accentuated by an aqua silk sash that matches the ribbons decorating her cap. How could I not instantly fall in love? Read more...

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Costume College 2017 - What I wore

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

2016 Year in Review

February 11, 2017 - comments
Remember me? Seriously, long time not post. It’s been well over a year since I’ve written anything on here, but I’m hoping to be a bit better about that in 2017. Read more...

Costume College 2015 - Saturday

August 7, 2015 - comments
I was tired very tired Saturday morning so I didn’t dress up, saving my energy for the evening's Gala instead. Read more...

Filed under: 1780s, Costume College, events
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