Louisville dresses up for record attempt

January 18, 2013 by  

Tomorrow’s ‘Federal and Regency Era Dress Workshop’, being run by The Jane Austen Society, is preparing to smash the Guinness Book World Records for having the most people attired in Regency dress in one location, at one time. This just might be possible, and poster printing may have been used to promote the workshop to people in the area.

The Jane Austen Society and Locust Grove are sponsoring this unique workshop for making period dresses from the late 18th and early 19th century. The session is being instructed by Bonnie Wise, Greater Louisville Jane Austen Society Regional Coordinator, and Maria Clements, JASNA member, costume designer, and re-enactor. Guest will learn how to select patterns and fabrics, as well as be introduced to books, period illustrations, and how to measure correctly so patterns chosen fit correctly.

There will discussion on day and evening attire for the period, as well as how to accessorize using period shawls, shoes, bonnets, jewelry, and more. People attending the workshop can use their “new” period attire to attend the Historical Ball at the Locust Grove on January 26, as well as the 6th Annual Jane Austen Festival being held this July. Refreshments will be served and registration is required.

The cost to attend is free, but guests must reserve a spot. The Federal and Regency Era Dress Workshop will be occurring tomorrow, January 19th starting at 11:00 am at the Locust Grove Historical Site located at 561 Blankenbake Line in Louisville, Kentucky. To learn more, or reserve a spot, please visit the Locust Grove website or call the office at 897-9845.