Remembering Jane Austen

Although modern attire is appropriate for most of the schedule, dressing in eighteenth-century styles is optional for some gatherings and customary for the opening promenade and an elegant masked ball. To extend her wardrobe, Julie varied the look of a single gold underdress. For the parade, she also donned a blue velvet spencer jacket and bonnet created by Matti’s Millinery & Costumes. An overdress of dupioni silk complemented the modified court gown for a memorable afternoon of English country dancing. Both frocks were fashioned by her niece, Jennifer Shouse-Klassen, a professional seamstress with experience in theatrical design.


  1. Thank you Victoria for this very interesting and delightful article – full of beautiful photos and costumes!

    I hope this article inspires many to re-read many of the Austen novels !

    God bless !

    Brandon Hartford
    Te Deum Cottage


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