After a looong time… my latest Regency ballgown. And shoes….

Tweet A long time ago I said I would do a post about my most recent ballgown, the one I made for year 2011’s Jane Austen festival. Well, took me some time to get around to posting it. But I felt I should do it, soon I’ll start making new things and it won’t do to wait even longer! 😛 Taking pictures of a dress like this in the snow was cold. VERY cold!  When I was going to Bath and knew I would be attending three balls in the course of one week (ah, those were the days!) I … Continue reading

Regency Shoes anyone??

Tweet I love shoes, I can’t deny that any more, it has become far too obvious to those who know me. And you all know that I happen to love the Regency era quite a bit too. Soooo…. what about REGENCY SHOES?? Oh! Yes please!! There is a wonderful website called American Duchess that, you guessed it, sells shoes (it’s not all it does, but it’s a big part of it). Up till now the shoes on there have been primarily Georgian ones, slightly earlier style than the Regency one. These Georgian shoes are so gorgeous that I have been … Continue reading

The House of Eliott

Tweet There really are so many good costume dramas! So many good series and films! I’ve just been watching yet another such series; The House of Eliott. Or to be more exact, I’ve seen a third of it so far, season 1 out of the 3 seasons made. The first time I heard of this series was when someone told me a of it while back, how good it was and how she thought I would like it, and at once I thought it sounded exactly like something I would enjoy. Usually any costume drama is of interest, but this … Continue reading

About a book store and style in the 40’s

Tweet Not too long ago it was my dad’s birthday and we decided to do something other then just stay at home. So we went out for dinner and then we went driving around, exploring new places around the area where we live. And we ended up going to this bookstore, a secondhand bookstore which was in a refurbished barn far out in the countryside. We’d heard about the place before and had several times talked about going there, but since it is not directly where we live we’d never yet gone. But now we did. And it was a … Continue reading

After much talk here it is; my Victorian corset!

Tweet At long last I have at last gotten around to taking some pictures of my much talked of corset. My vision at first was to get some duchesse satin for my corset, in a white or cream color. That was my dream. It did however prove hard to find duchesse. None of the shops that I went into had it, the only place where I found it was online. However when I saw the price of it I quickly re-evaluated how important it was to me and came to the conclusion that that dream will keep. I shall make … Continue reading

Amazing Swedish Clothing Collection

Tweet Sometimes you find gems in the most unlikely places. Sörmlandsbygden really wasn’t a place where I was expecting to find any. But I did. Or rather mom did when she was reading it and she told me about it. Sörmlandsbygden is a local newspaper and in it mom found this article about a clothing collection. This was a collection from a fashionable upper class Swedish lady, Hilma Schultz. She collected her clothes (and those of her household) over a period of 60 years, from 1870 till 1930. This collection is now owned by Mariefreds hembygdsförening and they have recently put up … Continue reading

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