28 Aug 2014

Regency ball in Stockholm, my newest gown and the pictures that were taken

A couple of weekends ago, I attended a regency themed ball here in Stockholm. The group that arranged it is almost entirely focused on dancing, and since I don't dance I wasn't sure if I was going to attend. But the temptation that was being able to wear 'something regency' for once became too big so I decided to go.

And I'm so glad I did! The evening consisted almost 100 % of dancing, but I included myself into a small group of friends and acquaintances (among those fair Elisa and lovely Mamsell K.) that wasn't too keen on dancing and we had a lovely evening. since the dancing took place in the main house, we had a small wing almost to ourselves and we played cards, talked, laughed and ate and drank all night long. I had a blast!

And I had a new gown. The inspiration was this 1814 fashion plate from Incroyables et Merveilleuses de 1814:


And my version:

The gown was made from plain cotton. The trims are some vintage gifts and thrift finds and probably rayon or some other man-made material.

I was ready so early and made my husband take some pictures around the old manor house near where we live.





I hardly took any pictures of the event, though, which I should have now that I look back. But it was a fun night all the same!

3 comments:

  1. It was a great party and you looked fantastic!

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  2. Hello Madame Berg -

    I want to let you know that I’ve nominated you and your blog for a Leibster award. It’s a way of spreading the word to let others know there are more wonderful blogs out there. Your blog has great writing, good information, lovely projects…and I feel more people should know about it. I see you've garnered other blogging awards (congratulations!); accepting the award is completely voluntary, so please don't feel pressured.

    Here’s wishing you continued success with your sewing and your blogging!

    Susan
    www.threadingthroughtime.wordpress.com

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  3. Thak you! That is so sweet. All the best to you, too!

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