Wine and whist evening

18th century costume

Wearing my first 18th century costume to an event.

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 event

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.

I didn’t get as many photos as I should have, but Kaycee (who is a wonderful photographer), took some photos.  Some of them are posted in her blog entry.

My event photos are located here.

The costume

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!

About Cynthia Griffith

I have way too many interests and hobbies, and continually cycle through them -- paying attention to some, while others wait for when I can get around to them again. My main interests are sewing and costuming (I enjoy historical clothing, such as 18th and 19th century, as well as fantasy costumes like elves and hopefully someday even dwarves), as well as getting back to art by drawing fan art of Thorin Oakenshield and Company. My husband Christopher and I spend a lot of time together, enjoying the outdoors and shared hobbies such as juggling. This blog and website is my way to share what I'm up to with friends and family.
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5 Responses to Wine and whist evening

  1. Mary says:

    Great pictures of what looks like a fun evening! As much as I love seeing your costume, and the others, I got a laugh out of that list photo. 😉

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  3. Thanks Mary! Yeah, it was pretty amusing and shows all of those layers. Christopher even left all of his kilt stuff out there as well.

  4. I had a blast! I’m normally not into card games, but I love whist.

    I may never get good at the game, but it’s simple enough to play while chatting, but involved enough that it takes a bit of attention.

    Looking forward to more events.

  5. I only wish we could play the game together, but I’m guessing it’s best with four people. Ah well, there’s the website you found for practice and I guess we’ll just have to get together with the rest of LBC to practice. Oh nooooo… we’d hate thaaaat! 😉

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