We followed up with a WRS meeting at The Fairmont Olympic Hotel after our library adventure. There were snacks and booze on the menu. Plus it was happy hour! Drinks and food are served in their fancy lobby with plenty of comfortable seating.
Flat Jane selfie!
Just us two wallflowers.
The darling Ms. K
The Countess as bad boy Mr. Wickham!
And as Elizabeth!
Oh dear! Two Elizabeths! Well, the naughty Liz for Mr. Wickham and the nice Liz for Mr. Darcy. Naughty Liz is on the right! ;-)
At the Fairmont Olympic in Seattle.
Patterns used--La Mode Bagatelle faux drop front dress in white clip dot with an underdress of yellow voile. Spencer is the cross front pattern by Laughing Moon patterns without sleeves. Bonnet pattern is the small brim Regency bonnet by Lynn McMasters. If you are going to make your first Regency bonnet I highly recommend the small brim version of this pattern. Use the gathered brim pattern piece for an easy brim finish.
Myself and the always lovely Countess! She has named this outfit of mine Buttercup.
I would just like to add that in the last two years of my costuming adventures I have met some of the most wonderful people! I am grateful for my new found friends! If you reside in the greater Seattle area and are interested in historical costuming here are some great groups:
WRS The Washington Regency Society
SITU Somewhere In Time Unlimited
Puget Sound Historical Costumers Guild
For the re-enactors set:
Northwest Colinial Re-enactors Association
WCWA Washington Civil War Association
Reenacting is a different animal from historical costuming. However, these groups don't mind us costumers showing up a civilians to their events wearing appropriate period costumes.
All of these groups are on FaceBook and have their own websites. I am to lazy to post links.