This past weekend the Greater Bay Area Costumer’s Guild held an 1830s-themed picnic, and I finally got to wear the 1830s cotton day dress I made a few months ago. Before the picnic I got dressed and took a few photos at a friend’s house.
I reused some accessories (like the bonnet and pelerine) from my 1830s silk dress ensemble, paired with a new moire ribbon belt and carved shell buckle.
Thank you to my friend Kaila who helped me get dressed, and wore a lovely silk gown that day.
Also joining us was Mena who had the most epic frilled cap!
The picnic was at Ardenwood Farms and it was a lovely day with a good turnout of wonderful costumes! I was impressed by how many people embraced the silly hair and giant sleeves of the 1830s. (The following group photos are all by Lori Clayton, used with permission).
There were lots of charming ensembles in a variety of colors.
There were also a few gentleman in attendance (not all pictured).
And some of us got sassy showing off our corded petticoats.
The picnic spread was delicious.
Overall I had a lovely day out with friends! (Photo below by Sara of La Dauphine).
The rest of my photos can be found on my Flickr album.