Regency Emma Spencer

Tweet I am presenting a number of costume events next year including “Enter the World of Jane Austen – Regency Costume Talk with Display”– A very interesting, lively, humorous and informative lecture about the design and construction […] Read more »

Dickensian Festival

Tweet My sister Carol and I enjoyed a great day in Grassington this Christmas wearing our 19th century inspired costumes for the Dickensian Street Festival.   There was plenty to see and do, including wonderful […] Read more »

Tudor Talk 10 June 2019

Tweet Join me Julia Soares-McCormick for an entertaining, lively and informative talk demonstrating the design and construction of my handmade reproduction gowns, and a brief history of the people who wore them, including Elizabeth I, […] Read more »

High Hair and Cosmetics

Tweet The second half of the 18th century is an era particularly identified with hair and makeup these became such potent symbols of aristocracy during the Enlightenment and French Revolution.   France was one of […] Read more »

Making Marie’s Robe

Tweet I thought you might enjoy reading about the history of this most beautiful gown and how I designed and made my lavish pink silk Robe a La Francaise.  Wrapping Gown When this most elegant […] Read more »