Book Signing Soiree at Lacis Museum of Lace & Textiles

This past weekend we popped over The Hill down to Berkeley to visit on of our favorite shops *ever* – Lacis Museum of Lace and Textiles. We were honored to be invited to do a Q&A and book signing, and had a great time gabbing about historic dress, hair, shoes, and meeting so many wonderful historic costumers.

Abby signing books and chatting about 1790s dress

Lacis is an interesting place. It is both a museum with changing exhibits and a store where you can buy the most drool-worthy ribbons, laces, vintage and antique garments, millinery supplies, sewing notions, and books.

 For our presentation, Abby and I preferred to do a Q&A rather than a lecture. We had two of the American Duchess Guide gowns on display and Abby wore the 1790s round gown. We answered Qs about printed cottons, Simplicity patterns, upcoming footwear designs, and what’s going to be in our second book on Georgian hair, makeup, and accessories. Lacis did a livecast on their Facebook page, which you can see here.

Q-ing and A-ing at Lacis, April 2018

It was so wonderful to meet so many historic costumers at Lacis – there were many names I recognized from over the years and was so happy to meet in person. I hope those of you who were able to attend enjoyed our talk and the museum.

The American Duchess Guide to 18th Century Dressmaking

Thank you again to Lacis and everyone who came to the event. Happy sewing!

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