Gloria, Mike, Taylor, Isabella, Glynnis, Amber and I all attended Gatsby Tavern's 1790s Birthnight ball - a celebration of George Washington's birthday. It was super fun and for once there were worse dancers than us! Yay!
I wore my new gown based on a 1790 fashion plate, which I was able to finish thanks to a snow day. I did style a wig for this too - trying to make fluffy pinned rolls like in the fashion plates of the era. I'm pretty happy with how it turned out.
Here's my gown and the fashion plate that inspired it. I made mine with an undergown that is fitted in the back and gathered with a drawstring in the front.
At dinner - Doug joined us for dinner. Photo courtesy of Gloria.
Photo by Gloria:
At the ball:
This ball seemed to have fewer dancers but the rest of the party was packed! I was able to get a shot of some of the food though:
The traditional hedgehog:
Picture courtesy of Gloria:
I love Glynnis's Robert Downey Jr. muff:
Antique mirror selfie:
Yep, we all took the same pic because of the cool lighting!
With a fan Gloria made: