Sunday, 8 September 2013

The Victorians Shake a Leg

Yesterday, Gorgeous Husband and I went to a local historic church to help out with what was loosely termed "a history day". You, know, how things were in the past, and how they are now. As many of us as were interested were invited to show up in costume and do a few dances. Well, we never pass up the opportunity to get gussied up, so off we went: this time wearing our Victorian gear.

This is my friend Christine, dressed in what she termed "her Titanic dress".  It was gorgeous.  She not only sewed the dress from a pair of old curtains, but had also embellished the hat and made the lace handbag.

Here we are "taking tea" in the church after a bit of not very strenuous dancing.

The "Victorians" pause for refreshments

Rear view of Christine's hat and lace shawl over her dress.


Vix said...

You and Christine look fantastic, I love both your outfits, I do like to see people making an effort.
(Sorry, the history buff in me had to just say that The Titanic sunk in 1912 - Queen Victoria had been dead for 11 years.) x

The Style Crone said...

Loving the hats and so happy to see you back up and blogging.


You look like you were having a great the outfits xx Love for you to check out my blog xx

Sacramento Amate said...

People don´t know what to do next, Lol
I love your bloggggggggg

Rosemary the Shopper said...

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September 17, 2013 at 7:13 AM

No fear of fashion said...

Very nice, I love dressing up. And yes, your friend really went out of her way. I am a bit puzzled thoug. Are you the one with the black hat? I don't recognize you. Now I must say that most of your photos are from a bit further away so I don't have a clear picture of you in my head. If you come over to Amsterdam, you have to wear a tulip in a paper. So I know it is you. Haha.