For the Dress Like a Georgian Day Picnic I changed my mind three times. At first I was positive I would do something from the 1790s so that I could re-use it for a Regency event. Then I thought I would take a step back and work on a Chemise a la Reine but I decided to save that for my lecture at The British Museum.
After catching Marie Antoinette I decided to go for a completely new approach based on this dress:
I don’t have time to make a proper post as I am in the middle of packing for a quick jaunt Stateside but I thought I would leave you with a tantalizing glimpse of the gown I made for the Dress like a Georgian Day picnic in St. James’ Park.
May I present the four steps to creating a costume.
1) A bit of inspiration:
2) Creating a colour palette:
3) A bit of shopping:
4) Time to picnic and promenade!:
Thank you to Aleksandra Ugelstad Elnæs for this lovely photo!