2013 Costume College, Pt. 2 – Festive Attyre “Curtain Along” Meet Up

Waverly Curtain dresses in chronological order from left to right.

Ready for more photos from Costume College? I have tons, so here goes!

Saturday, during the day, was the “Curtain Along” meetup planned by Jen, of Festive Attyre, wherein everyone who had made something using the Waverly curtains from Lowes, in any color way, was invited to lounge by the pool, take lots of photos, and generally admire the stylings and cleverness of others who had also used the fabric.

Don’t know about the Curtain Along? Read more here.

It was such a delight! Here are the photos:

Jen, who started it all.
Ginger in her gorgeous red 1790s – I love the red so much I think I’m going to buy it and make an 1820s/1830s dress
Lauren M of “Wearing History” in her Robe a l’Anglaise, with the most *fantastic* hat
Another view of Lauren M’s hat – oh that pouf!
Loren D’s gorgeous black Anglaise with the perfect black bonnet
I loved this pretty embroidered pocket – we don’t often get to see these out in the open
Ginger – the fit of her gown was stupendous
Alex and Lea
Shoe shot!
Elizabeth’s beautiful jacket and petticoat combo
Me and Ginger representing the 1790s
Sorry, I forget who this earring belongs to, but it’s pretty.
Cait’s lovely caraco, with quilted petticoat over paniers, and Pompadour shoes
Here’s my finished dress, after I lowered the neckline.  It’s comfortable to wear and looks the part, I think, even if the fabric is pretty loud!
The back view of my gown (I love the backs of 1790s and Regency the best) – I weighted the hem with washers.  They jingle when I walk; it’s quite amusing.


  • Vincent Briggs

    August 14, 2013 at 8:22 PM

    So many fantastic uses of different prints! Your 1790's gown is lovely. Loud prints work very well on long skirts.

    The earring appears to belong to Lauren M.

  • AuntieNan

    August 15, 2013 at 5:43 PM

    This post is so, so inspirational! So many different ways of imagining the fabric throughout the century. I wondered — did the original guideline say you needed to use the Lowes curtains, or was that just to be sure everyone could be sure of finding some nice Waverly fabric? My reason is I have some Waverly 18th-century style fabric in a blue/white pattern I've had for ages in my stash — I'd love to try an Anglaise with it, over a linen petticoat (even tho I've clearly missed the "challenge" boat..!)
    Nancy N

  • fixitfaerie

    August 16, 2013 at 12:23 AM

    Oh so pretty. I love to play dress up. I like that your cap matches your shoes, so cute. I may have to move up a few centuries and try the Robe a l'Anglaise. What a fun time. Paula

  • Anonymous

    August 22, 2013 at 8:09 PM

    Absolutely marvellous – I think your dress and Ginger's dress are my two favourites, but it is so hard to choose!

    It's also fun to see how different the 'expression' of the fabric becomes when used for different decades. Especially how it seems a lot louder when used for a 1790s gown, but not too much as the clean lines of silhouette somehow simplifies it again.
    – Aleksandra

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