I live with my husband and our two very spoiled dogs. By day I work as a Commonwealth Public Servant.
I love all things Jane Austen, and especially love regency manners. I’m also intrigued by the newer revamps and rewrites of Austen (like Pride and Prejudice and Zombies or Lost in Austen) as it gets younger generations (and even my husband) talking about Austen.
I have made a number of costumes, including regency items, for pro-am theatre groups in Canberra. However these are often what I would call “short cut” pieces which look correct on stage but are not true to the period in construction.
I’d like to make myself an outfit which is true to period, so at this stage I am hoping to make foundation garments and a day dress. I may also attempt an evening gown with embroidery if I have time.