I love Jane Austen! She is one of my favourite authors. I am therefore very excited to announce that, in April 2012, I am travelling to Canberra, Australia, for the Jane Austen Festival!
The Jane Austen Festival is an annual festival held in Canberra, Australia, to celebrate the Regency era. The three day program includes a Country Fayre, a Festival Ball, and a promenade around Lake Burley Griffin. The weekend is filled with dance classes, sewing classes, an archery competition, and a number of talks on a variety of Regency topics.
The other wonderfully exciting thing about this festival is that Regency costumes are worn by the participants almost all the time!
Whilst I love sewing historical costumes, I have never actually made any from the Regency era, so I am about to embark on three months of mad drafting and sewing in order to finish some costumes for the festival. During this time, I will blog my progress, linking each post to the items below.
I will need to make:
A Regency-style corset
As well as:
Or you can go to My Regency Journey page to view all the posts in order.
I look forward to posting more about my exciting Regency Journey soon. I hope you enjoy following my progress!
There are similar festivals to celebrate the Regency era and Jane Austen all over the world. Check out the one nearest you!
Dressing up! My cup of tea!
My Regency Journey: The Destination! – see what I did at the Jane Austen Festival, Australia, in 2012.
Jane Austen Festival in Canberra, Australia – website