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:
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: