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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