Completed: April 2007 (skirt, purple jacket & hat), November 2009 (leg ‘o mutton sleeve blouse)
Worn at: Various Victorian picnics and strolls
Why I chose this costume:
I made the first part of this costume many years ago following a Butterick pattern down to the very colour-scheme, because I really liked it. Recently, I added a new blouse to the ensemble to make this outfit more suitable for warmer weather. The original jacket was polyester taffeta and was not a pleasure to wear in extreme heat. I really enjoy the new combination, and sometimes feel a little like Mary Poppins. Not sure why…

Kentucky Derby, anyone?

The new ensemble with breezy leg 'o mutton sleeved blouse

The ensemble with the purple taffeta jacket.