Day 12 of #VictorianFebruary hosted by @ladyrebeccafashions is: “Bows”…there’s nothing like hand crafted bows to create texture with a suit! I’m fairly sure there are twelve bows on my red silk Harper’s Bazar gown, not forgetting the ones on the back. 🙂
Day Six of #VictorianFebruary hosted by @ladyrebeccafashions is: “Feminine”…there’s nothing that describes that to me more than layers of pink, worn inside and out. There’s a perfect shade of pink for everyone, what’s your favorite shade of pink? 🙂
It’s been three years since we first visited Bath and we’re looking at being able to do so in 2021, if all goes right. Our first time there was simply amazing and it was quite different than anything we had experienced here in the States. But just as fun as the actual ball was, the morning after at the Pump Room was also amazing and we’re looking forward to having breakfast here and taking the waters once again. 🙂
As a wonderful follow-on to the previous night’s ball at the Assembly Rooms, we were invited to breakfast at the Pump Room Restaurant by the ball’s organizer Izabela Pitcher. 🙂 We were extremely pleased by both the venue itself and the meal. The Pump Room is a restaurant that was originally built in the late 18th Century as part of a number of structures that were erected as part of developing the town of Bath as a resort destination for the rich. Here’s one view of the Pump Room in 1798:
And the front entrance today:
Also, the Pump Room was built as part of a complex that utilized the existing natural springs, to create the King’s and Queen’s Baths which were marketed as health spas; today, only the King’s Bath exists. Here we are arriving at the Pump Room:
Here I am wearing my wool sack suit- The weather in California is usually just not cold enough for this.
And here’s an interior shot:
And yes, you can still “take the waters” of Bath…it’s really just warm cloudy water with the hint of various minerals… 🙂
And here are a few more views:
And an earlier view:
Here’s a few more of us:
And here I am pointing out the King’s Bath…
And finally, here’s one with our gracious hostess Izabela Pitcher: 🙂
It was a wonderful culmination to our trip to Bath and it will always be a cherished memory for us.
Two years already, and I still love this silk duchesse gown! This shade of green wasn’t that popular then, but it seems to have inspired a few copies out in the ether…the perils of being a trendsetter. This was Pantone 2018’s Color of the Year #15-0950, the 2020’s prediction is “Classic Blue”. Time for a deep blue gown! 🙂
This gown was a fun 2019 project, I took it from an original pattern sheet to finished garment…I’ve made two versions for clients this year as well, this style has been popular! We’re currently sizing up some other original patterns, so 2020 will have some great original looks.