|Carriage tour in the morning|
Today my mumsies and I enjoyed our first full day in the 18th century, touring the Governor’s Palace, poking our heads in shops, taking a carriage ride, and enjoying a nice dinner at the Kings Arms Tavern.
|Mom and me in the Governor’s Palace.|
It was nice weather, though toasty in the sun. I saw many lovely people I knew, and met many new lovely people.
|One of the shops we stuck our heads in – the Shoemaker’s. Fascinating!|
I wore the Parisian gown, though it snuck through as English textile today, not French (shhhh! don’t tell anyone!). For the day it was a la polonaise with a walking-length skirt, that ridiculous froofy hat, and a neckerchief. For evening, no hat, no neckerchief, and a full-length taffeta petticoat, with the skirt of the gown worn down.
|Day vs. Evening with the same gown.|
I tried a big hairstyle based on some portraits and fashion plates for the late 1770s. I thought it came out decently well, and hey, I finally got to make use of one of those little craft store birds, so I’m happy. 🙂
|Hair. The cadogan loop in back is surprisingly hard to create – anybody have any tips? My rolls weren’t perfectly symmetrical either, but what the hey…practice! Tomorrow is another day, another pouf 🙂|
Tomorrow is supposed to be cold and rainy. I suspect I will be off buying mitts first thing in the morning, but I do love a chilly day in costume…it really takes the edge off stacking on all the layers. 🙂 Until then!…