1860s Ball Gown

This is my first foray into the world of hoop skirts: an 1860s ball gown for Viennese Nights in San Diego, 2016. I learned that you have to walk differently (slow and smooth), sit differently (between the hoops) and that if your hoop skirt is even slightly too long, it is nigh on impossible to … Continue reading 1860s Ball Gown



In 2014 I joined a Viking reenactment group, and therefore needed a whole new wardrobe.  I started with a basic underdress and apron dress. Both are of linen, because wool is usually too hot for Southern California, and I also did a Jorvik cap of linen. The underdress is a basic style with side gores, … Continue reading Viking