This section is all about the costumes friends and I have made to celebrate the elegant, floaty, feathery beginning of the Regency period. I've split the page content out mostly by type of garment; each section contains links to the garments I've made. For research documentation see Costuming Research and Resources.
Gowns and Robes
BandeauPrecis of a bandeau and lots of false hair, 2011. Beautiful but hard to put together, and very hot to wear.
FansFans -- Some History and a Painting Experiment
Hats1795 straw hat with salmon trim and ostrich plume: Precis
1790s shift, from the Sense and Sensibility pattern, with alterations
Bodiced petticoat and/or underdress
Bodiced petticoat full tutorial: Made for a friend, this bodiced petticoat serves also as light stays. These petticoats could also be worn as an opaque layer under a sheer dress; I haven't made one of these yet.
Fully boned transition stays: The Past Patterns #30 1796-1806 transition stays. I made them for myself and they are terrific. No postings on them thus far, sadly.
Made by talented fellow blogger and Sense and Sensibility forum friend Sarah Jane Meister.
|Come with us as we wander the estate.|
- Jane Austen Festival 2013
- Jane Austen Festival 2011
- Pioneer Times photo slideshows are a good overview of everything!
- The Doctor's post on The Doctor in Mourning
- Jenni's post on Living with Jane
- Polly's post on Hat Chat
- Sarah Jane's post on Romantic History
- My post
- September 1790s picnic
In which flummery and other treats are served, and we stroll through gardens and the surrounding park
- Jane Austen festival 2010
We had a lovely time, and Jenni's and Laura's and Polly's outfits worked well, but mine was, ah, problematic. The dress was later heavily re-done. Post courtesy my friend Jenni, since I didn't write about the event.
- A girly-girl day of hair styling
The Jane Austen Sewing Society has fun with 1790s long locks and turbans. On friend Jenni's blog.