|Marie Antoinette, c1788|
From 1-3 October 2011 we are offering the opportunity to learn about clothing in the 1780s, in particular clothing that would have been worn to dances and balls in the western world at this time of Australia's colonisation. We will teach you the period accurate hand-stitching techniques, but allow you to choose whether to use a sewing machine or not.
Make your own 1780s gown in the polonaise style
Attend an English Country Dance at St Johns Church Hall in Reid, Canberra
Join us for dancing on the lawns of St Johns Church Hall in Reid as part of their Spring Community Fair. Participants can wear 1780s, 1800s or 1840s costumes.
Shoes: we wear and recommend shoes from Burnley and Trowbridge. These shoes come in red, brown and black and will need a buckle.