Monday, March 3, 2014

Fun for the Period Drama Fashion Week!

I'm thrilled to participate in the Period Drama Fashion Week over at Emma Jane's lovely blog For the Beauty of the Earth! I was thinking of all the different fun fashion options I could do-a collection of all my favorite dresses (but that verged on being a a monumental task), a gallery of my favorite hairstyles (also a monumental task)-and then it struck me! How about a fun selection showing all the everyday things period dress can take in stride while remaining perfectly feminine? Without more ado (along with the regular needlepoint, picnics, balls, etc.), period dress can be found...

Weeding the garden

Serving immigrants

Ministering to the deserving poor

Working in the kitchen

Beating rugs

Doing child care and farm chores along 
with...yes, you get the rest of the idea

Raking and sweeping about the house

Putting in hours on laundry


And, of course,
chasing obstinate cows

(Btw, I'm always amazed they actually did that to
Diana's dress. Can you imagine the cleaning job?? :-) )


  1. Oh, I love this. People always act like you "have" to wear pants for such and such an activity when for thousands of years women have been wearing long dresses.

    1. (I know...funny how that works. ;-) ) And I'm glad you enjoyed it! It was a lot of fun to put together. :-)

  2. What a fun post! While I love my jeans and wear them 6 1/2 days of the week, I do enjoy a full, swingy, peasant-style skirt too. In the midst of making myself one, or trying to. Just hoping I never have to chase a cow while wearing it!

    1. Thank you! And I love swingy skirts! ;-) They can be so fun... I hope all goes well with yours! I'm just in the process of making the first Regency dress I've ever done for own closet, and I'm actually more than a leeetle nervous. I think it will all work out...I'm pretty positive the end. :-)

    2. ...And I apologize if you got confused by my button mess, I'm just in the process of trying to make a grab-box. :-)

  3. I nominated you for the Sunshine Award!

  4. Oooh, what a cute post! Great idea! :-)

    Oh I know, I can only imagine how disappointed I would be if I were Diana and my beautiful dress got ruined all because of some stupid cow. :-P


    1. Thank you!

      ...And yes, I've had adventures with cows, but never in a white dress. :-)


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