I finally have my first 18th century costume, and had my first chance to wear it out this past Saturday.
La Bonne Compagnie
A few of us are part of a private costuming group called La Bonne Compagnie that focuses on 18th century. While we are not re-enactors, we hope to learn about 18th century and have fun sewing and wearing the clothing we make. We are hoping to get in character a bit as well, to make it even more special.
It’s nice to be able to really celebrate all that hard work we’ve done sewing our outfits!
The party Saturday, hosted by the lovely Kaycee, was a small gathering with wine, champagne, snacks, and learning to play whist.
Kaycee and her husband went out of their way to set up a fun little space to inspire a nice 18th century atmosphere. It was an excellent evening, and we hope to keep having great gatherings like that and get the group active.
There were several members who couldn’t make it this time, and they were greatly missed.
I didn’t finish a costume for my husband, but he dressed up in his kilt and had fun chatting with us. He’s looking forward to having a few costumes as well.
New photo gallery
I set up a photo gallery for posting photos from some of our events. I think it would be easier than trying to put them all on one blog entry. Especially for those events with a lot of photos.
My event photos are located here.
I’ll hopefully have an entry and costume page up soon about the finished outfit and how it was to wear it.
I look forward to finishing many more gowns and definitely look forward to many more gatherings and events to wear them to!