Tuesday, May 12, 2015

Gowns and Waistcoats - A Jane Austen Fashion Show

Coming to the Rochester Central Library, June 6
A Jane Austen Fashion Show

"That is exactly what I should have guessed it, madam," said Mr. Tilney, looking at the muslin. 

"Do you understand muslins, sir?"

"Particularly well; I always buy my own cravats, and am allowed to be an excellent judge; and my sister has often trusted me in the choice of a gown. I bought one for her the other day, and it was pronounced to be a prodigious bargain by every lady who saw it. I gave but five shillings a yard for it, and a true Indian muslin." (Henry Tilney discussing muslin with Mrs. Allen in Northanger Abbey ch. 3)

Jane Austen was keenly aware of fashion and used it to establish her characters. Did you ever wonder how they might have appeared? Step back to the time of Jane Austen, and learn about the fashions she knew and used in her writing. Experience beautiful gowns and snappy uniforms. This program by Lisa Brown will give you a deeper appreciation of Regency dress, and provide you with the background to better understand the works of Jane Austen.

See you there. We may all get to be as good a judge of muslin as Henry Tilney.

Registration is recommended. Previously, the event was SRO.

register online at:

or call the library at:
(585) 428-8140

Event: Jane Austen Fashion Show
When: June 6, Noon - 1 pm
Where: Central Library

1 comment:

  1. After a too long summer with no time in my sewing room, a day at Costume College lit a fire under my bustle and now I'm all inspired to make pretty things. Yay! silver evening gowns