|Soldiers (a whole campful of soldiers!) doing a shooting drill demonstration at the Royal Crescent on Saturday morning before the Grand Promenade.|
|Promenaders at the park after the Grand Regency promenade.|
|Me providing a bus-load of Japanese tourists a perfect Regencyesque Bath photo moment :)|
|At Jane Austen's house on Great Pulteney Street.|
|Being creepy and old through a creepy and old mirror at Holborne Museum in Bath.|
|The most popular handbag in town.|
I combined the festival trip to a visit in London; I had several days to spend in London and I had fun snooping around museums (costumes!) and seeing the sights and just taking in all the excitement that's London.
|I now have to make this for next year's festival.|
I'm already planning dresses for the next year's JA Festival, but I also have projects lined up for the 18th century side of the business. I really like the great print/chintz craze that's consuming the costumers near and far and I'd like to make some plainer, everyday 18th c. clothes. So, this black flowery print fabric is waiting for a transformation into a little jacket, most likely I'm going to use the Baumgarten's Costume Close-up pattern for the swallow-tail jacket and the great tutorial written by Rebecca in A Fashionable Frolic blog. I will make a red or green cotton petticoat to go with it and I need an apron too, and a new cap.
Also, I think I need to make a new pair of stays. The yellow stays just don't fit right and anyway, third time's the charm... Today I bought lovely fabric for the top layer so I guess they'll be my chinoiserie stays :)