A Regency Outing to the Tall Ships

The day following the Jane Austen Evening dance, a few friends, my husband, and I head down to visit the San Diego Maritime Museum in Regency costume.  We thought we might as well extend our dress up fun another day!  Here’s a few of my favorite shots:

I made my husband’s outfit (with exception of the trousers, which were bought from Jas. Townsend) several years ago to wear to the Jane Austen Evening dance, and more photos of it can be found here.  I made the dotted swiss dress (more info here) to wear to Costume College several years ago, at the same time as the hat (more info here), and made the spencer jacket to wear to another outing to the Maritime Museum (more photos here).

After the outing we had to say goodbye to friends and the Regency weekend was over, but my husband and I changed and then went out for a nice Sunday Roast at the Princess Pub in San Diego.  Mmm… yummy food and a big pot of tea was a nice way to end a lovely weekend.

14 Comments on A Regency Outing to the Tall Ships

  1. MrsC
    January 24, 2012 at 10:54 am (5 years ago)

    Oh you should have gone out for dinner in Regency, a roast is perfect Regency food I believe, especially beef :) AS it is, it all sounds absolutely wonderful!

    • Lauren
      January 24, 2012 at 11:12 am (5 years ago)

      Thanks! It would have been fun! Unfortunately my friends had planes to catch and hubby wasn’t up for just him and I in funny clothes ;) Maybe next time!

  2. Val
    January 24, 2012 at 2:03 pm (5 years ago)

    How lucky that you made it there in the break between the two storms, but I bet it was cold and windy there. That’s such a lovely backdrop for photos.

  3. mala_14
    January 24, 2012 at 2:50 pm (5 years ago)

    You look like a scene out of the Persuasion movie! (The one from the 1990s.) So awesome!

  4. Issy
    January 24, 2012 at 3:10 pm (5 years ago)

    It sounds like it was a wonderful weekend. I love your spencer!! :)

  5. Kelley
    January 24, 2012 at 5:18 pm (5 years ago)

    Wow! It looks like you had a great time! I wish more reenactors would do this sort of thing – bringing history into everyday life, rather than just sticking to proscribed events.

  6. Kelsey
    January 24, 2012 at 5:19 pm (5 years ago)

    Also, I love your dress!

  7. jen thompson
    January 24, 2012 at 6:17 pm (5 years ago)

    OMG those pictures are absolutely divine! I’m so insanely jealous. That looks like the most wonderful outing, and you look gorgeous as always!

  8. Mimi Foxmorton
    January 25, 2012 at 6:58 am (5 years ago)

    Sooooooo beautiful! Especially the shot in the rigging! :)

  9. Mme Berg
    January 31, 2012 at 1:27 pm (5 years ago)

    Those photos are exquisite, and the first one especially! You looked just like you stepped out of a painting…

  10. Susan Robb
    February 1, 2012 at 10:11 pm (5 years ago)

    Lauren,
    You have captured my favorite period in history! I have been a lover of tall ships all my life (sadly ironic as it is my misfortune to be profoundly seasick!), and combining the beautiful ships with your gorgeous Regency clothing is a delight. I’m so glad you shared. I think gentlemen were gorgeous in that era, and your husband looks fabulous. You, needless to say, are just gorgeous (as usual). Thanks so much for sharing these pics!
    Susan in AK

    • Susan Robb
      February 1, 2012 at 10:13 pm (5 years ago)

      Sorry, I guess “gorgeous” is my word of the day today. My enthusiasm runneth over!

  11. Gina In Vista CA
    February 3, 2012 at 10:51 am (5 years ago)

    Wonderful! You all look great and the photographer captured the essance. I wonder if you made the man’s coat and if so what pattern was used? Or where did you get it? Great Fun!

    • Lauren
      February 4, 2012 at 12:46 pm (5 years ago)

      Thank you! We took the photos ourselves :)
      I did make the men’s coat and based it off of a layout in the Cut of Mens Clothes book. I have heard, however, that Country Wives now has a men’s frock coat pattern from this period but have not tried it myself.

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