>A Jane Austen Evening

>This weekend we went to the fabulous Jane Austen evening event in Pasadena.  It’s so funny- you daydream and plan and sew and create and look forward, and then all of a sudden it’s here and gone faster than you can imagine!  This dance was a joy.  It was lovely getting to see friends I hadn’t seen in quite a while, and finally meeting a friend I have had on the internet for years but we always kept passing like two ships in the night when events came up.  My husband, of course, looked very handsome and only partly because of his wardrobe ;)  And I felt like a fashionable lady in my “feather head” turban (I had the excuse for my spaciness) and gown that I finished in plenty of time!


And today, back to the modern world.  Computers, shipping, playing ring around the rosy with cars, and unfortunately taking one of my best girlfriends to the airport this morning means the weekend on historic dress is over!

17 Comments on >A Jane Austen Evening

  1. Darla: Retro Ways
    January 25, 2010 at 9:07 pm (15 years ago)

    >You all look stunning, I love the color of your gown and your turban is so awesome.♥Darla

  2. Kesenya
    January 25, 2010 at 9:47 pm (15 years ago)

    >Oh how wonderful – you look breathtaking !! And what a lovely event – was it a fundraiser or something? It looks like brilliant fun !!!

  3. Lauren
    January 25, 2010 at 11:59 pm (15 years ago)

    >You look amazing!!!!! I love your gown!!!

  4. Lauren
    January 26, 2010 at 12:00 am (15 years ago)

    >Hubby's coat looks wonderful as well.

  5. Susan Holloway Scott
    January 26, 2010 at 12:01 am (15 years ago)

    >How elegant you all look, and clearly you're also having a blast! Thank you so much for sharing you pix. :)

  6. 1930s Girls About Town
    January 26, 2010 at 2:14 am (15 years ago)

    >Those gowns are so pretty! I just saw Masterpiece's new vesrsion of Emma on Sunday – your gowns look nicer than any that were featured in it.

  7. The Dreamstress
    January 26, 2010 at 5:22 am (14 years ago)

    >Oh, fabulous! I was going to tease you for looking too 'old' in your gown, and then I realised that we aren't both 18 anymore, and those would be the right clothes for ladies in their late 20s!Eeek!

  8. Wearing History
    January 26, 2010 at 5:28 am (14 years ago)

    >Thanks, everyone! Yay! It was fun to dress up.Dreamstress, it's funny you should say that because my friend Queenie (in the burgandy) and I were remarking about how we felt "old and married", and I guess we would have been then! I actually had the great cap vs no cap debate going on in my head before I settled for the turban, even though no one probably would have even cared but me :oFor daywear, though, a fluffy cap will be in order. SWEET. More lace :) And then I'll feel REALLY old. Even my mom won't wear a cap! Haha!

  9. Wearing History
    January 26, 2010 at 5:29 am (14 years ago)

    >Kesenya, this is a once a year dance in Pasadena. It's at a Masonic hall and has a lovely band. There's also a tea, but we had tea at a friends house instead. Next January there will be another :)http://www.lahacal.org/austen/

  10. Maricou
    January 26, 2010 at 7:56 am (14 years ago)

    >You do look beautiful so soes your husband.What an incredible work you did

    January 26, 2010 at 12:03 pm (14 years ago)

    >Ladies and Gentleman, you are amazing !!!I love the color of your dress.

  12. casey
    January 26, 2010 at 3:00 pm (14 years ago)

    >Gorgeous!!! I just love how it looks like your gown just stepped out of a period fashion engraving… Yummy! :D How fun to be able to do that; dressing up is always so fun. ;)♥ Caseyblog | elegantmusings.com

  13. oranginadreams
    January 26, 2010 at 7:38 pm (14 years ago)

    >Your dress is stunning. I love your turban. You look like Caroline Bingley – just looks, not attitude ;)Leslie

  14. Sonia
    January 26, 2010 at 7:51 pm (14 years ago)

    >How romantic!

  15. Meg
    January 29, 2010 at 6:09 am (14 years ago)

    >What a fun night! I love how our unmarried friend Addi is in the "younger" lighter dress — and looking absolutely lovely! Can't wait for next year!

  16. GodeysKnits
    March 2, 2011 at 3:42 am (13 years ago)

    >You all look so beautiful!! I bet you all had a fabulous time! Your dress is just amazing!!! It is so beautiful and the color absolutely majestic!! You could pass off as Caroline Bingley in Pride and Prejudice! Tee hee :D The headdress with feathers reminds me of it to a T! Gorgeous, gorgeous, gorgeous!! I'll probably need a towel to wipe up the drool from the beauty, he he !

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