Friday, November 5, 2010

My favorite era from a friend!

Hey everyone!

Recently I bought a dress from a blog friend who also has a lovely blog, Sarah Jane. If you love everything feminine and old fashioned or anything that is lovely head over to her blog to see her amazing sewing skills as work. The dress I bought from her is an 1830's reproduction made by her and it fits me. So without further or do the gown below on myself. I did my hair in a molly hair style as I have posted about before. Wives and Daughters is a movie set in the 1830's, so if you love puff sleeves as I do watch that movie! Or even read the novel by Elizabeth Gaskel.


 Now all these photos were done by my dear sister Bethany Lynn with our new Nikon camera! Amazing! So much better than our little sony that was lost.
 She did the one above as an experiment and we quite liked the result. :)
 In case anyone is wondering, no I did not sew up new undergarments that are reproductions for 1830s to wear underneath this 1830's gown. I am wearing my 1860's corset made by my sister, chemise made by my sister, and 4 petticoats that I made.  Yes I also realize that pearls were only owned by the wealthy! But I had them and I love these canadian real pearls my mother gave me.
 I love the fall weather, because its perfect for fall pictures. I am just so tickled pink that Sarah's gown fits me perfectly! Thank you Sarah for your wonderful handy work and I will wear it once I find a place to wear it to! Probably we will have a historical tea at our house for all of our friends to come dressed up to in any era. Then I would wear it. Although I am tempted to wear it to a ball or another historical dance sometime in the future.
God bless everyone and have a lovely day! I am writing this to you all still in the dress. Its nice and toasty with my black shawl. :)

In Christ,
Rebecca

9 comments:

I said...

Ok, we're going to watch Wives and Daughters next weekend! :-)

You are beautiful and it's a lovely, lovely dress. How wonderful that it fits so perfectly, too!

Ivis

I said...

Ok, we're going to watch Wives and Daughters next weekend! :-)

You are beautiful and it's a lovely, lovely dress. How wonderful that it fits so perfectly, too!

Ivis

Melanie said...

Oh Rebecca, the dress looks absolutely GORGEOUS on you!!! And your hair looks lovely in that style!

SinginginHisName said...

Thank you Ivis and Melanie! I love the dress as well. Ivis yes we should watch wives and daughters. :)

In Christ,
Rebecca

Sarah Jane said...

I have never seen Wives and Daughters! I need to see it as I think I would love it. I read Cranford by Elizabeth Gaskell a few years ago for the first time and she is such a delightful author!

And my goodness, you look like you have stepped out of a fashion plate! Your poise, expression and hairstyle are perfect and I'm so glad the dress fits so well. It is a beautiful color on you too. It never looked half so well on me. :P I love the last photo especially. Bethany takes such lovely pictures!

Atlanta said...

How lovely!! Aren't new dresses just so much fun!

Definately find somewhere to wear it - soon! :^) It's much too pretty to hang in the closet.:^)
--A.

maria said...

My dear Rebecca...you looks so lovely. The color of the gown complements your hair and complexion perfectly.

I have seen "wives & daughters" and it is one of my favorite drama adaptations.

The hair style looks so pretty...

Thank you for sharing :)

M.

Ashleigh said...

Hi Rebecca! Thanks for stopping by my blog. I lOVE this dress!! You definitely look as if you stepped out of a movie, which I still have yet to see "Wives and Daughters." The shaw goes perfectly with this dress, and you did such a great job on your hair! I wish ladies still wore dresses like this. Thanks for sharing!

God bless,
Ashleigh

SinginginHisName said...

Thank you ladies for your lovely comments and encouragement! I do agree with Ashleigh that ladies should still wear these lovely dresses everyday!!!! I love wearing them and I remember that I am a lady that is set-apart from the world whenever I wear them! I makes me more conscience of my demeanor and bearing as the Scriptures tell me to be. But even in modern feminine dresses and skirts I have this feeling, just not as pronounced for some reason.

I love dressing in a way that brings glory to the Lord! In two weeks my family along with the rest of our reenacting group will be going to a small town to celebrate the christmas season and will go to dinner with other reenactors in public restaurants. Its fun to see peoples reactions when we go to cracker barrel in period clothing. Its fun!

Sarah you were beautiful in this dress! I loved seeing pictures of you wearing it too! I means so much to me to have this dress. It really is special! And Atlanta don't worry I will find an occasion to wear it somewhere besides at home. :)
In Christ,
Rebecca