Sunday, March 11, 2007

A Week of Feminine Dress


Today starts off my Week in Feminine Dress (Spring). The idea began over at the Sensibility board where we all have obsessions (okay, maybe 'enthusiasm') for the beautiful dresses and skirts of the past. We all thought that if the women back then could do all manner of things in skirts and dresses why couldn't we? So for a week many of us decide to try wearing skirts or dresses while we go about our daily lives. And we post pictures to show what can be done! Past weeks we've seen ladies cooking, gardening, teaching, all manner of cleaning and much more that can be done in a skirt! Many women over on the board wear the feminine, modest clothing for religious reasons, but I just like the styles and how I feel when I'm 'dressed up'. It's the same feeling I get when I wear my good cloche hat, or my long edwardian walking coat. It just feels beautiful.

I'll post all my pictures here everyday so you can see what I'm up to! Here's today, though I had to snap it with my cell phone camera as the Fella is out today with our digital camera. I'm wearing a flannel petticoat, my blue plaid regency dress, and a fuzzy black cardigan.

5 comments:

Elizabeth said...

How pretty! Now I have a yearning for a dark blue Regency gown...

~~Mikki Jo said...

How beautiful and sounds really neat to me. I love your old clothing, do you make it yourself?

Sweetproserpina said...

Thank you mikki and Elizabeth. Yes, Mikki, I do sew some of my own historical clothing. The regency gown is made from a Sense and Sensibility pattern. I learned to sew when I was very young, but put it aside years ago only dabbling from time to time. I started back up again about a year and a half ago and am having lots of fun! Last fall I even made a plum silk taffeta 1880's bustle gown for a victorian ball I attended!

Sweetproserpina said...

Oh! And I forgot - other vintage clothing I am lucky to find at antique and thrift shops. I also have been lucky to know a few enchanting older ladies that have passed on their old dresses to me.

Anonymous said...

Wonderful dresses... I wear nothing but skirts and dresses, in all that I do... I even downhill ski in a snowskirt... I turned a pair of snow coveralls into a dress... it is for religious reasons... but I have had nothing but fun and feel feminine all the time... I wouldn't know how to act in pants... : )