18th century/Regency Dance recital

In the end of April my dance team attended a the local event called “dance week”, where teams and dancers from all genres in dance.

The theme was 18th century/regency and we all dressed in our favorite costumes. I wore my new regency Round Gown (which I only just finished that same morning…)

We had a short recital and then invited the on-lockers to participate for a few dances.

The whole event was pretty low key, with only a few on-lockers, but it felt good to once more dress up and move my ever growing body.

(Sorry for the poor photos)IMG_5966


IMG_6027Together with some of the interested public.

IMG_6118The whole team gathered.

19th century Day with Dance-recidal

It’s been more then a month since I attended the 19th century day “Vid pumpen” in my citys old town, but I haven’t got around to write about it until now. So sorry for the delay, but here it is now.

In the beginning of June (the day after the big multi historical picknic) I put on my Regency attire for a day in the 18th century.
I would ratter have worn something else from this century, but since I was to participate in the regency dance recidal I feelt it would be to much work to change. So I wore my green striped regency gown pared with turban, fichu and mittens.

We started the day with a course in historical dance. Then we moved on to attending a dress-class hold by the wounderful Sofia J (webpage), about the dress and layers of a fairly wealty 1815s lady.IMG_8885Love all the grabbing hands looking at seams and clousers of her dress.

Then it was time for our dance recidal.IMG_8914




IMG_8906Ankles showing! Oh my…


 Then we gattered at the square to do a quick “show and tell” of our costumes.IMG_8941

Here follows some pics of some of the costumes of the day.IMG_8965




IMG_8956Two dresses made by me from the same pattern.



IMG_9002My sister wearing her “Cherry Blossom” travel suit.



IMG_8929I love this picture!

Then we did some group shots.IMG_8972All the attendans att the “Vid Pumpen” 19th century day.

IMG_8987And just the dancers.

IMG_8989And one pic with me and the guys.
(If you didn’t notice in the dance pics – I was dancing the gentleman part for the day.)

Then the other participants headed of to dinner, while me and my sister went home to get some much deserved rest after two full days of historic costuming and dancing. (But we did take the time to do a litle photoshoot which I will post about next time).

Regency dancing recidal

This past weekend, I joined up with the local historic dance group for a regency dance recidal. The city celebrated “The day of Dance” and we were invited to perform some of our dances.

I wore my new yellow regency gown – which I just finished the same morning.And combined it with a new straw bonnet, fishu and white evening glowes.

The weater was sunny and everybody had dressed to the teeth in their finery.IMG_9083I love Annas parasol – one day I will own my own.

IMG_9081Clara and Anna posing prettily with shawls and staw baskets.

We spent some time walking around the city, awaiting our turn to enter the stage.IMG_9111

IMG_9109Jan and Soleveig.

IMG_9090Me and Calle awaitning our turn in the heat. I was glad I didn’t needed to wear one of those thick wollen frockoats.

Then it was our turn to enter the stage.IMG_9094And since I’m pretty new to regency dancing I can’t tell you the name of the dances (and seartanly not tell them apart in photos), so we will just have to pretend to know whats going on.

IMG_9093Gentlemen in the middle.

IMG_9104Premiere doing a center cross.



“Sellingers round”IMG_9101


Since we were uneven, at least one lady had to rest, and sometimes more depending on the dance.IMG_9098



“Jenny pluck pears”IMG_9099love the elegance in my pose in this picture…

When the dancing was over we meet up for a quick summer goodbye, before we hurried of in different directions.

IMG_9087Some of the dancers from our group posing for the turists (and my camera).

My dress hold up suprisingly well, and I feelt rater good in it. I think it will have more outings in the future.

It was such a lovely event and perfect day, I didnt even thought about the sun baking my nose and upper arms all day – well, I did descovered it later that night though…
(I will never attend a costuming event without proper sunscreen again).