My sister hatched a plan for her birthday party - a regency themed dinner party with the family, extended family, and some friends. Ohhh yes! I was all for this idea!
After hatching the plan, it was scheduled - for a weekend I already had a regency event scheduled for. Thus, I would take part in a Regency Fashion Show on Saturday and a Regency Dinner Party on Sunday. It was time for my early 19th century wardrobe to get some use!!
The Regency Fashion Show was scheduled for Saturday morning at a local historical site. The site portrays life from about 1799-1820, and several of us from the Saint Louis Historical Sewing Society took part in the fashion show.
We had a pretty good showing of styles from throughout the era, but you'll just have to take my word for it because I failed to take any pictures. Sorry!
I used the fashion show as an excuse to make the 1810's dress I've been planning and hoarding fabric for for the past 6-8 years. I finished my dress and bonnet around 1am Friday night.
That was about 10 hours before the fashion show started and 8 hours before I needed to leave home. So I really wasn't under *too* much of a time crunch.
My mom and sister came to see the fashion show and then the three of us spent an enjoyable afternoon wandering around the site, visiting the bakery and the tavern, talking to the interpreters, knitters, rope makers, rug makers, dyers, and such. It was a fiber arts show case weekend, which was, of course, of immense interest to my sister and I. She was able to learn a bit about the history of crochet - her current favorite craft.