Photos from today’s War of 1812 & Jane Austen event at the Genesee Country Village. All photos by Lily Phelps. (I will add another post on the day soon. I wanted to share these photos as some friends are asking.)
I spent the day I the kitchen of Foster, the building Grandma quilted in for so many years . I hadn’t realized previously what a nice breeze this space has. It was very nice to work in . It also gave lots of space for people to gather in.
You can see the millinery pieces I made just for this demo. I built the top of a crown while I was there. It is now blocking in my kitchen. It will be one of the tall crowns like the one on the head form.
This is the dress I made rather last minute. When I put it on this morning, I asked myself why in the world didn’t I make and wear this sooner. It is ridiculously comfortable; exceptionally so compare to mid century.
Side note: I am often surprised by my fluffiness when I see photos of myself. This is true with these. While I really like the photos and the look of me in this dress, it is a nudge to do better on the fluff control. Additional walking must be integrated into the routine.