Jane Austen’s Guide to Good Manners

Tweet I just realized alot of what I have been posting about lately have been either sewing projects or different events. So since I just now finished reading a Jane Austen related book I thought it a good idea to post something about that. This book was Jane Austen’s Guide to Good Manners: Compliments, Charades & Horrible Blunders by Josephine Ross. This is not a brand new book but one that has been out for a number of years now, but I’ve never got around to reading it before now. It is quite a small, easy to read and prettily illustrated … Continue reading

My Lizzie Bennet dress

Tweet I’ve made a new Regency dress! I know… some of you may be thinking, “this is the second one this summer, did she really need another dress?” well, perhaps not, but I wanted one! I bought the fabric for this dress months ago, and before then I’d already had my eye on it for quite a while. You know the dress Elizabeth Bennet wears in the 1995 BBC version of Pride and Prejudice, a white, rather sheer dress with stripes (also white), elbowlenght sleeves and little tucks at the hem? She wears it on lots of occasions, when she first visits … Continue reading

My new find, an Edwardian parasol

Tweet You know I keep going on about nice parasols now and then? Well I’ve finally got myself one! It’s not a Regency lace parasol though, which is what I would have guessed myself, but a black Edwardian one. A couple of days ago I went to see a play, one done by a very good friend of my family (and can I just point out here even though it has no relevance whatsoever to the rest of this post or to the topic on which I’m writing, that he does and absolutely amazing job with this play and it … Continue reading

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