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Guinness World Record Attempt

April 11, 2009

This year, the organisers of the Jane Austen Festival’s Grand Regency Promenade  in Bath, want to attempt the Guinness World Record for the  largest gathering of people dressed in Regency costume.…so I definitely want to help them out…!  The date for this attempt is Saturday 19  September 2009.3prom

They have included guidelines as to what the costumes should consist of on their website …so if anyone is interested in joining in, here is the link….

http://www.janeausten.co.uk/festival/news.ihtml

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5 Comments leave one →
  1. Sandi permalink
    April 11, 2009 5:14 pm

    Have just realisd that I have five months to get my costume made…better pull my finger out!!!I\’ve only done the inter-lining of my stays, so far…and the chemise…so stays to get on with then there\’s the dress and a spencer…oh, and a hat….the petticoat will have to wait until the important garments are finished…if I\’ve got time…!!! Don\’t panic…!!! >:-O

  2. Natalia permalink
    April 12, 2009 1:02 am

    What is a Spencer Sandi?? Oh and I will be there…….. ;o) xx

  3. Sandi permalink
    April 12, 2009 1:13 pm

    A spencer is a short jacket that goes with the high-waisted gowns of the time…like the lady in yellow, in the bottom picture is wearing (the two elegant ladies to the left of the tree are wearing pelisses, which are long coats….and if they had shoulder capes, then they would be called redingotes.)Hmmm…I shall add a picture from Nancy Bradfield\’s book to my album, of the spencer that I am going to (attempt) to make.

  4. Sandi permalink
    April 12, 2009 1:51 pm

    Can we convince Rachel to come too, Natalia…? What about Eileen…? Mike…? Lucy…? Anyone else…?! I don\’t mean everyone in costume (that\’s optional), but it\’s as good a place for a Space-Mates Meeting as any…doncha think…?

  5. Andrew permalink
    April 12, 2009 6:18 pm

    Many thanks for your visit Sandi, and love your piccys of the costume parade in Bath………..makes for great pictures, and a very interesting history…………….

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