Thank you everyone for your kind words about my grandpa. I really appreciate your thoughts and prayers.
Saturday was the Regency picnic. We had yummy treats and fun games in the most beautiful park with gorgeous stonework. There was even a wedding going on!
Just about everything I wore was new. My gown is completely sewn by hand, down to the corded ruffle on the skirt. I haven't done a 100% hand sewn gown in a while, and it was refreshing. The bonnet was reworked and retrimmed, and completed with a scalloped veil. I finally got around to covering one of my antique parasols, too. This one is probably late 19th-early 20th century. It will be getting some pinked trim at some point.
I will let the pictures do the talking--they turned out gorgeous. Hard not to, with such a lovely setting. You can view the entire album on Flickr: http://www.flickr.com/photos/51732491@N0
For some reason, whatever era you post about one of your finished costumes in, I feel the need to sew something of that period! ;)
What a great setting, and I looove your outfit! That fabric's so pretty; the stripe is subtle, but gives a nice depth. And the parasol! ...I'll stop gushing now, heh.
sorry for your loss! :(
What a dapper gentlemen you have there! It's a bit rare to see really well dressed guys in regency.
Your dress and outfit turned out gorgeous! what kind of fabric is that? (http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7227/706