Monday, March 28, 2011

Regency Dress Workshop

Recently some Ladies gathered for a Regency Clothing
making workshop, with Susan Noakes
to prepare for the 1812
Bicentennial Celebration 
"Whispers of War" Grand  Ball

A "Spencer"

                                                                                A Short Stay made by  Nancy Spilka


Pam Mundy
of "Custom Costumes"

 a  "Moppet" (by Susan Noakes)

Period Dress by Susan Noakes

Dean Tedesco
of: "Dispatches 2012 Project"


      Of a' the airts the wind can blaw,
      I dearly like the west,
      For there the bonnie lassie lives,
      The lassie I lo'e best:
      There wild woods grow, and rivers row,
      And monie a hill between;
      But day and night may fancy's flight
      Is ever wi' my Jean.
      I see her in the dewy flowers,
      I see her sweet and fair:
      I hear her in the tunefu' birds,
      I hear her charm the air:
      There's not a bonnie flower that springs
      By fountain, shaw, or green;
      There's not a bonnie bird that sings,
      But minds me o' my Jean.
                                            Robert Burns 
The Mousiekin "Ladies" are busy preparing their dresses for the
1812 "Mou-centennial" Ball

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18 Behold that which I have seen:
It is good and comely for one to eat and drink,
and enjoy the good of all his labor
that he taketh under the sun all the days of his life,
which God giveth him: for his portion.
19 Every man also to whom God hath given
riches and wealth,and hath given him power
to eat thereof, and to take his portion,
a to rejoice in his labor; this is the gift
20 For he shall not much remember the
days of his life; because God answereth
him in the joy of his heart
 Ecclesiastes 4:18-20
How fading are the joys we dote upon!
Like apparitions seen and gone.
But those that soonest take their flight
are those most exquisit and strong-
Like angels' visits, short and bright ,
Mortality's too week to bear them long.
                                     John Norris


  1. Oh my goodness...what a beautiful sewing machine :)


  2. Nice blog! I can't wait to come and sew with you. Love you! beth

  3. Dear Linnie,

    When Sarah and I looked at your blog we both went ooooh! Tillie did, too! What lovely fashionable clothing, hats, and bonnets! What a wonderful post! Ribbons and lace and busy Mousekin's sewing machines readying frocks for the Mousekin-Centennial Ball! What fun!

    Your friends,
    Diane and daughter Sarah and Tillie the Mouse at the Corgyncombe Courant

  4. Oh Linnie, THIS IS REMARKABLE! AND THE MOU-CENTENNIAL preparations...teeeheee!!! My TEA RAT would love to go there just to cop a glance at all the pretty mice; he is quite the dashing rat and is smitten when he sees a lovely mouse face, just ask Miss Moussie or Bebe!!! WOW, what skill it takes to duplicate these fabulous clothes from the past, and the models look so great! THANK YOU DEAREST for coming to visit me. It is always UN GRAND PLAISIR to see your lovely comments. GOD BLESS YOU LINNIE, and may you enjoy this wonderful day. I am on spring break this week and I AM GOING TO DRAW!! VOILÀ!

    Bises, Anita

  5. THose clothes are BEAUTIFUL! love it! Thanks so much for stopping by my blog.

  6. Linnie, I really enjoyed your blog. I love the clothing from this era. My husband has always said that he thought I was born a few years too late.
    Love the sewing machine and the busy little mice.

  7. Beautiful costumes! I'm not a designer and I can't sew, but I appreciate clothes as works of art.

  8. I love this kind of clothing. Occasionally, we do art shows with a traditional theme and are required to dress in Colonial clothing, which I love. I have some marvelous outfits, right down to my shoes and stockings. But my husband just hates to do it, although I think he looks quite dashing in his "button up the front" breeches and dropped blousy sleeves with vest!
    If ever I do a show up your way, I will let you know.

  9. Oh I want to go to a ball!!!! but then doesn't everyone lol!! your sewing machine is BEAUTIFUL!!....I will have to get a book list for you I am one of those kooky people that will read about 10 books at the same time lol!!....~I hear the sun has been shining where you are but it has been freezing...Hopefully it will warm up soon to match that sunshine ~Love Heather

  10. Linnie, I just went back to your beekeeping post because I am getting serious about my own little apiary this year. I am very excited about it. I do hope your bees are doing fine!
    Also, I saw your wonderful little sheep-roving critters that you made, how sweet they are!

  11. Wow!!! The dresses are gorgeous!!!