Soothing Nerves…

After a weekend of dealing with local fire dangers, there’s nothing that a few ruffles can’t soothe, even shattered nerves. 😉

 



Looking Forward…

From 2019 at the Prior Attire Ball…we hope that borders open this year so we can enjoy dress up time with friends again!

 



Looking Forward…

Some nice memories of the last time we were in Bath. We look forward to returning in 2022.  🙂


I actually finished and wore the blush silk gown, probably the last new thing for me for a while because of my wonderful client work…so no more hand sewing in hotel rooms! Taking a sewing break for two days, back to LA (and Angus!) on Monday. We truly want to live here (we’ve looked) and made so many friends. We know we act like over-enthusiastic goofy Americans, but our hearts are genuine, so we just laugh. One more day of Victorian fun, then it’s off to Heathrow…another day of sleep would be nice, too.



Looking Back- Bath

It was only three years but feels like a lifetime ago… we’ll be back! 🙂


WWe had a lovely evening at the Prior Attire Ball, the rooms are exquisite (oh the chandeliers!) and met new friends. There were so many gorgeous gowns and handsome men in white tie or uniform, it was worth all the effort to attend. The sweetest moment was the opportunity to meet in person people I’ve only met and admired online on a few social media platforms. Well done! We’ll be back. Tomorrow is breakfast at the Pump Rooms, in daytime attire.



Conserving A Worth Evening Gown

Worth gowns are always a delight to look at but unfortunately, the years have not always been kind to these garments. Here’s a video of efforts to restore and preserve on specific 1897 evening dress that’s in the Olive Matthews Collection at the Chertsey Museum.

And here’s one view of the restored dress:

Worth, Evening Dress, 1897; The Olive Matthews Collection, Chertsey Museum (M.2017.013a–c)(Image 1897 © The Olive Matthews Collection, Chertsey Museum, Photographed by John Chase Photography)