Lovely Clothes, Lovely Ball: Part II (Pride and Prejudice Ball 2013)

Last post, I shared pictures of my new 1813 evening dress and other related pretty clothes. This time we’re on to photos during the ball!

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Dancing a waltz, Regency style.

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I believe this is a gallop.

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A hall full of eager dancers makes for a joyful ball.

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Just coming in from outdoors, it was nice to greet new people and see old friends.

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You chat.

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And then you smile for the camera.

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Part way through the evening the doors were flung open and a table full of yummy refreshments was brought it.

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The members of CVD about to perform a country dance called The Cottage Bonnet.

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Mid-dance, light feet flying!

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And we end.

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After the ball, it’s nice to take a break and rest your weary feet.

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Often, we have more ladies than gentlemen.

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Jazz hands! (This is one of my favorite!)

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Finally, we convinced some more members of CVD to come join us for a bigger group picture.

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Now for the sad end to the evening. As I was walking through a partially open door my dress caught and ripped! It’s on the back in the gathers, but it’s a good 4″ rip. Now I have to fix it before April, when I’ll be wearing this dress again. I’ve got multiple methods in mind, but it’s still not a fun or exciting thing to have to complete. I’d rather be making other new clothes…

Anyway, all things considered it was a lovely evening with lovely people. It was particularly nice to see old friends, but also nice to see usual ball friends. And I thought we all looked pretty smashing, which really does add to the atmosphere. I just wish I hadn’t ripped my dress…

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6 Responses to Lovely Clothes, Lovely Ball: Part II (Pride and Prejudice Ball 2013)

  1. Helen Fratena says:

    I’m so sorry about your lovely dress. How sad. I guess we can assume such things happened in period. I will be anxious to know which mending method you choose to repair it.

  2. Oh, how marvelous!! It looks like you had an absolutely thrilling evening of dancing! I love the huge, elegant room and the authentic costumes. What fun you must have had! Thank you for showing us these lovely photographs!

  3. John Burgess says:

    So sorry to hear and see about your dress getting torn. At least you can be thankful that you have the skills to repair it!

  4. Anna Worden Bauersmith says:

    The evening looks like it was lovely. Glad to hear the ball was able to be rescheduled. I’m sure you’ll be able to make that tear disappear.

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