Monday, January 20, 2014

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Returning to Williamsburg in March 2014

Colonial Williamsburg, here we come!
I'll spare you the "squee" (but know that it's happening) - my dear friend Maggie and I will be attending the Millinery Through Time conference in Colonial Williamsburg this March!

Oh my, I can't help it, sorry, SQUEEEE!!!

The conference promises to be ripe with interesting everything - lectures, presentations, viewings of collections, a birthday party reception, a little play. I'm even excited about the coffee break, not to mention the "study drawers open in Textile Gallery." OMG OMG OMG.

I didn't even get to wear all of these gowns last time I was there, on account of the weather.
Of course, my mind drifts to "whatever shall I wear?" With a short turnaround time, I will be taking older gowns - the red "Revolution" dress, the Indienne, the striped Anglaise, maybe my wedding redingote, if I adjust the fit, and maybe the blue riding habit - but I also plan to finish off the LAMCA Sacque-ma, and maybe, just maybe, make a little Pierrot jacket out of the chintz fabric I bought at Colonial Williamsburg last time I was there.

Reproduction cotton print, from a gown in the CW collection.
Maybe something like this:

Met, 1785

Maggie and I will be staying six nights, so that's rather a lot of days to be dressing up (oh darn).

I guess I'd better get to work!



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14 comments:

  1. I'm so happy for you! Six nights, it's going to be a dream trip!

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  2. So jealous! But at least I know you'll blog about it, so I can live vicariously through you:)

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  3. Whoohoo!! Oh my heavens what a grand time you will have! I am green with jealousy!!!

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  4. I DO NOT HAVE AN ADEQUATE WARDROBE FOR THIS EXCURSION OH MY GOD AAAAAAAHHHHHH EXCITEMENT. Sorry, I too could not help myself!

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  5. I'm SO excited!!! Don't forget about MTA, too! :D

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  6. Major squee!!!!! That is awesome. What a blast!! I've been wanting to go so badly, but I don't know how many more costume related trips in a row I can drag my husband on. I'll keep my fingers crossed :)

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  7. My envy knows no bounds. That is going to be an AMAZING trip! Enjoy yourselves, and report back in excruciating detail!!

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  8. You make me smile with your excitement. Lots of photos please for us people in Oz.

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  9. How exciting! I am dying to go there! Can't wait to see all the pictures! Like Beky, I am over in Australia, so it will be years 'til I can make there!

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  10. Now, that was a 'SQUEEEEE' - it even crossed the pond and was heard in good old Europe ;)
    Wonderful and excting, I'm very happy for you...and I'm looking forward to seeing wonderful and exciting pictures and blogposts about it :)

    Sabine

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  11. Oh that sounds like so much fun! From reading your blog for a while now, I know you will have plenty to wear. Did I say it sounds like so much fun?! Paula

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  12. Sweet! I'd love to go to the conference, but I'm afraid I'll be working the whole time. Any chance we could meet up while you're here?

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    1. Our little group will be in Williamsburg for about 5 days, so if you get a chance to swing by, we can have tea and cakes or some such :-)

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    2. That would be lovely! I sent you an email but I'm not sure if you got it. It might be sitting in your junk mail folder?

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