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
Multiple accessories for the 1795 Full-Dress Ensemble: belt, fan, and so on.
BandeauPrecis of a bandeau and lots of false hair, 2011. Beautiful but hard to put together, and very hot to wear.
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.
A quick strapped petticoat, made for a friend.
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.