Project Regency Runway: Create Your Own Regency Fashion Plate and Portrait

Walking dress 1815Come join the Jane Austen Society for Project Regency RunwayCreate Your Own Regency Fashion Plate and Portrait on March 17th at 2 pm at Historic Locust Grove.  You will start off by learning how to sketch your own Regency Fashion Plate to inspire your outfit to wear to the 6th Annual Jane Austen Festival (July 20 & 21).

This will include a discussion about the Regency figure where we will study the human form in full-length portraiture, how to draw proportional human sketches, and what undergarments will help you achieve the Regency look.  After our discussion, it will be time to “Make It Work.”  Those who wish to draw their own Regency Fashion Plate (either by tracing or free-hand) will be provided various drawing and painting materials (materials will be provided, but feel free to bring your own).  Historical fashion plates, photographs, and live models (dressing in Regency attire, if you have it, is encouraged) of Regency Fashion will be available for inspiration.

Those who want to get started on picking out the right patterns, who are mystified by Regency sewing instructions, or who are currently working on a Regency costume can seek help from our “Sewing Masters.”  Patterns, fabric recommendations, sewing materials, and work tables will be available.  Participation in the “Make It Work” portion of the session is voluntary.  All skill levels (beginners to fashion designers) and lovers of Regency fashion are encouraged and welcomed to attend.

The Jane Austen Society of North America, Greater Louisville Region, meets at Locust Grove, 2 p.m.  Anyone interested is welcome to attend.  Afternoon Tea also served.

Locust Grove is located at 561 Blankenbaker Lane (between Brownsboro Road and River Road).  For more information about the Jane Austen Society and the 6th Annual Jane Austen Festival,


About JASNA Greater Louisville Region

Non-profit organization celebrating the life of Jane Austen. The Greater Louisville Region is part of the national organization, Jane Austen Society of North America. We have members from Southern Indiana and the Louisville and Lexington, Kentucky area. Hosts of the largest Jane Austen Festival in North America that takes place each year in July at Locust Grove, located in Louisville, Kentucky.
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