Taking A Turn Around Hjo…

Enjoying a twirl outside a gorgeous 1898 Swedish country house and hoping it doesn’t rain! I had fun today wearing (finally) my new 90s gown with all the restored extant embroidery. We come home to the US on Monday, then I can post the photos from the original museum gown before it was restored and answer questions like: “how did you get your sleeves to stay that big” and other fun thoughts one learns along the way. It’s fun to wear history when one can, but it’s a piece that will require gentle care. The hat is a deaccsession museum piece…another piece that requires gentle handling. The parasol I recovered in silk, then used one of my original lace covers.

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Taking A Spin In Sweden…

Today’s activities included a carriage ride, walks in the park, and several twirls back to our villa…how does this suit keep it’s shape? Hem facings and weights, sleeve frames and inner ruffles, and several petticoats. Of course, the breezes off the lake help!

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