|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:
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!
AugustintytärJanuary 20, 2014 at 7:44 PM
I'm so happy for you! Six nights, it's going to be a dream trip!
AnonymousJanuary 20, 2014 at 8:31 PM
So jealous! But at least I know you'll blog about it, so I can live vicariously through you:)
GinaJanuary 20, 2014 at 8:57 PM
Whoohoo!! Oh my heavens what a grand time you will have! I am green with jealousy!!!
E. WatermanJanuary 20, 2014 at 9:15 PM
I DO NOT HAVE AN ADEQUATE WARDROBE FOR THIS EXCURSION OH MY GOD AAAAAAAHHHHHH EXCITEMENT. Sorry, I too could not help myself!
AbbyJanuary 20, 2014 at 11:07 PM
I'm SO excited!!! Don't forget about MTA, too! 😀
CarolineJanuary 21, 2014 at 4:02 AM
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 🙂
Thread-HeadJanuary 21, 2014 at 5:58 AM
My envy knows no bounds. That is going to be an AMAZING trip! Enjoy yourselves, and report back in excruciating detail!!
BekyJanuary 21, 2014 at 9:07 AM
You make me smile with your excitement. Lots of photos please for us people in Oz.
Laura MorriganJanuary 21, 2014 at 10:27 AM
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!
Kleidung um 1800January 21, 2014 at 1:31 PM
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 🙂
fixitfaerieJanuary 21, 2014 at 8:06 PM
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
ChelseaJanuary 21, 2014 at 10:55 PM
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?
Lauren StowellJanuary 21, 2014 at 11:14 PM
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 🙂
ChelseaMarch 9, 2014 at 3:11 AM
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?