Wednesday, March 5, 2014

Tag for Period Drama Fashion Week

Here are my tag answers for the fun Period Drama Fashion Week Emma Jane is hosting!

Tell us five random things about yourself.
For fun, I thought I would make this five random fashion points:
~ I own a large petticoat, but I’ve never worn a hoopskirt
~ I’m sewing my first Regency dress
~ I love fans (Spanish and Oriental)
~ I would like to expand my closet into things like…

                             this...                           ~and this

2. What are some of your favorite dresses from period dramas? Pick three.

The Dashwood sisters matching; Lizzie's white with sheer and lace edging;
Emma's blue

3. How would you describe your own style?
Practical, (generally) ladylike, and still under development. My latest discovery has been scarves. I particularly like them with lace or a little bit of sparkle.

4. List (up to) five of your favorite period drama wardrobes.
Lizzie (in the ’95), Margaret Hale (in both versions, in fact), Molly, Cynthia, and Victoria. (I’ll scatter the pictures for them throughout the rest of the post.)

5. What are some of your favorite fashion eras?
Regency England and pretty much every decade in the 1800’s; turn-of-the-century/Edwardian (that’s been a long-time favorite); and some of the 1940’s.

6. What are five things that make you happy?

Flowers (particularly roses, peonies, and sweet peas), good books, coffee, long phone conversations, and writing!

7. Do you like to wear hats?
I like them, but I’m challenged to find one that looks right on me, so I don’t often.

8. Do you have a favorite fictional character who has the same name as you?
Yes! Heidi of the mountains.

9. What is one of the ugliest dresses you've ever seen in a period drama?
I heartily concur with Emma Jane’s selection of Fanny Thornton’s dinner dress, but–since it’s already been chosen–I’ll go with another one: Beth’s red and gold in The Gift of Love. (It’s supposed to be overdone. :-) )

10. What is the most-worn color in your wardrobe?

11. What are your sentiments on the subject of tea?

It’s delightful–especially herbal, red (rooibos), and chai.

12. Do historical inaccuracies bother you?
It depends if they’re blatant and seem to spring from a lack of research, or if they chose to adjust an established fact to achieve a larger point.

13. What are some of your favorite eras of men's fashions? 
The Regency period, 1800’s England, and the American West.

14. Have you ever read any books on historical fashion? 
Yes. I can’t locate the titles at the moment, but they were some fascinating photographically illustrated guides for collectors.

15. If you could pick just three fictional characters to have over for tea, who would you invite?
At the moment: Meg (from Little Women), Margaret Hale, and Dorrie in B.J. Chute’s Greenwillow.

Thank you so much, Emma Jane! This was a lot of fun!


  1. This looks really interesting! I may give it a go. :-) How do I do this? Must I be invited?

    1. No, it's open for anyone! :-) In case you didn't already figure it all out before I got your question posted here... Emma Jane's putting it on and here's the link for the kick-off and tag (she also has link-up details at the bottom):

      Basically, you do everything on your own blog and then comment with your link when you're done, and she'll post all the links at the end of the week. She'd like you to do the tag and then anything else period drama oriented that you like (including anything you might already have posted that would fit). :-) I do hope you can join in!

  2. Great tag post I totally agree with you on Beth's dress...In what where they thinking while making it ? ...I also like your favorite wardrobe selection :)...nice nice nice...have a great day ..


    1. Thank you! I'm so glad you enjoyed it. :-) And thank you for the follow!

  3. Oh, that dress to the right from the first image is The Magic of Ordinary Days. That movies definitely had cute forties hair and clothes. That movie was so sweet despite some issues; my mom was crying when she watched it with us.

    1. Yes...and (as you can tell), I love her wardrobe! I think it could be quite pretty and practical in everyday life. And I agree about the issues. In our family, it's one that just the older children have seen (and that only because the producers very nicely didn't show any inappropriate scenes). I think they handled that aspect of it quite well.

  4. I am just thrilled that John found such a wonderful woman to marry. I wish you both all the best and just know that God, in his great affection for those who believe, has brought the two of you together as a testament that true love, divine love, does exist! May your love for each other and our Creator be a light to the world!


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