Monday, 21 September 2009

Historic costume tour of Great Britain

Had a lovely day today at Greenwich Fan Museum. I gave a brief talk about my work to the American ladies on the Historic Costumes tour, organised by the lovely Jennie of Sense and Sensibility Regency Patterns. My friend Cathy Hay of "Your Wardrobe Unlocked" had also met up with them a few days previously, (do have a look at her Oak Leaf dress in the Natuional Trust "treasures" competition.....)

The ladies were all exquisitely dressed in their Regency finest to partake of tea and cake in The Orangery.
lots of scones and cake were enjoyed by all while oohing and ahing over the pictures of my "Big Frocks". I was also pleased to make the acquaintance of Suzi Clarke, an excellent costumer I have long admired.

The museum really is one of Londons best kept secrets. Although very small, it has a wonderful collection, it restores fans too and there is even a fan making workshop on some Saturdays! Well worth a visit if you are in the big city!

The ladies were all off to bath for the start of the Jane Austen festival - so I have no doubt we'll be meeting at the Regency Ball!

4 comments:

Hexotica said...

I have made a note of this museum for my visit to London next year. Love the little museums; they are always the best!

Catherine said...

Glad you had fun Jema, thank you for the plug!

Ashley Nicole said...

It was lovely to hear you talk at the fan museum! I was one of the ladies that were apart of the Sense & Sensibility tour group. :-)

Miss Ladybird said...

Hey Ashley! how are you ;) You all looked so wonderful too...