Jen Thompson posted this great tutorial on putting together a really long regency shawl - I gave it a try and I'm really happy with the results! I wore it to the pumpkin tea with my new blue block print gown!
Here's a period example of the long shawl:
My new dress!
With new shawl (pic by Gloria):
Pic by Isabella
My mom, my friend Amber and I in the dresses I made us for the tea: