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A Century of Style: Costume and Colour 1800-1899

A Century of style exhibition
A Century of style exhibition

A while ago (on Halloween!) I met with some Scottish sewing bloggers to see the new costume exhibition in Kelvingrove gallery, A Century of Style: Costume and Colour 1800-1899. I organised this meet up, by which I mean booked a table for lunch and swap afterwards, and sent a few emails, almost always leaving someone off the list by mistake. Yeah. Getting back into being on top of emails is gonna take some adjustment when I go back to work.

Here’s everyone that came to the museum:

blogger meet

Anywhoo, the exhibition was brilliant! It was organised by colour, with information about the technology for dyeing and the cultural meanings of colours. It was really interesting, though I don’t actually remember anything about any particular garments now, so you just get the pretty pictures. Which is probably for the best anyway. My favourite was the indigo dress/jacket-skirt-combo in the last pictures, I would totally wear he top half with jeans! If it fit me of course, the ladies of the time were short and tiny. There was a black dress where the waist was actually smaller than one of my thighs. It looked like it was meant for a child, but was actually for an adult, and for horse riding no less!

I have no photos of the swap, but as usual I did so well out of it. I got some gorgeous African wax fabric from Nuala, and some crepe with hearts plus some purple printed cotton off Kerry. Thanks guys! I have decided what to do with the latter two, hopefully I’ll manage them soon.

The rest of the exhibition pictures:

A Century of style exhibition
A Century of style exhibition
A Century of style exhibition
A Century of style exhibition
A Century of style exhibition
A Century of style exhibition
A Century of style exhibition
A Century of style exhibition
A Century of style exhibition
A Century of style exhibition
A Century of style exhibition
A Century of style exhibition
A Century of style exhibition
A Century of style exhibition
A Century of style exhibition
A Century of style exhibition
A Century of style exhibition
A Century of style exhibition
A Century of style exhibition
A Century of style exhibition
A Century of style exhibition
A Century of style exhibition

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  • Elise 19 November 2015, 7:50 am

    Ooh you got some good pics! It was such a fun day, thanks for organising! 🙂
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    • Franca 22 November 2015, 8:01 pm

      Glad you enjoyed it and nice to see you today!

  • Kerry 20 November 2015, 11:05 am

    Thanks for organising. You got some good photos – unsurprisingly, better than the ones I took on my phone! Intrigued to see what you make with the purple and pink fabric – it’s not the best quality so not drapey at all, it was good for the toddler party dress I just made and the colour might run a little so beware!
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    • Franca 22 November 2015, 8:00 pm

      I’m thinking simplicity 2147 – got it off Helen as part of the maternity pattern bundle (the rest of which I’ve passed on). I think the stiffness should be ok for that.

  • Jessica 24 November 2015, 6:21 am

    Oh, lovely pictures, thank you for sharing these. My favourite is the grass green with tiny flowers, so gorgeous. There are some really exquisite pieces.