Monday, September 30, 2013

September Accessory - Striped Regency Bonnet

I can barely fit this one in under the wire, but it's done!  My cream striped bonnet is finished and ready for my mom to wear to the Regency Tea on Saturday.  Hooray for deadlines!

This is my entry for the September theme (Hats) of the Accessorizing Head-to-Toe Challenge.

Sunday, September 22, 2013

Striped Silk Gown

I recently acquired a project gown from the Colonial Williamsburg Costume Design Center yard sale, which took place during the Under The Redcoat reenactment event over June 28-30.  I attended the event itself as well, though not in costume.  Maybe next year.

The gown I purchased is an open robe with matching stomacher and petticoat, featuring an en fourreau style back.  It is made of a very lovely striped silk* and as of now it is just a bit too small for me.

 *I have not yet tested the fabric to be sure of its fiber content.

Thursday, September 19, 2013

A New Bonnet (in the works)

So, my parents are coming to visit me next month!  :D  We'll be hitting up Colonial Williamsburg, of course, but then I also had the brilliant idea to take my mom along to a Regency Society of Virginia event so we can dress up together!  I may have even orchestrated just such an event for that very purpose...  ;)  We will be attending a Ladies' Tea at the Victorian Station in Hampton.  You can buy tickets up until October 1, if you're interesting in joining us.

But!  Now that we have an event to attend, I need to make sure my mom is fully outfitted in Regency raiment.  I have a dress she can wear, as we're basically the same size, and I have shoes and stockings she can borrow.  I do not, however, have more than one bonnet.  Clearly, this needs to change.

Oh, the possibilities!