A Photography Session in the Woods…

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After a solid week of sewing for 12 hours a day, I was able to meet my goal of sewing seven Regency Era pieces! ¬†It was a big accomplishment and one not likely to be tried again…at least for a few weeks! ūüôā ¬†

After finishing all these pieces, I really wanted to take their pictures outside.  Up to this point, all pictures of my gowns have been taken in my sewing studio, but this time, I wanted something different.  Not to far from my house is a little park that I knew would be the perfect place.  So early one morning, I loaded up my car and took off for a little adventure.  Despite the fact I really should have worn boots (mud galore), the overall experience was wonderful, and I am very pleased with my first attempt at outdoor photography!

I hope you enjoy!

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Have a wonderful day everyone!!

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The Many Looks of Miss Elizabeth Bennet

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A little while ago, I watched the six hour 1995 version of Pride and Prejudice. ¬†I know I have mentioned it on this blog before as one of my favorite movies…and it truly is. ¬†No matter how many times I have watched it, I still find it as wonderfully fulfilling as the first time. ¬†Of course, drooling over all those amazing gowns doesn’t hurt either! ūüôā

Yet, there have been many adaptations of this beloved story, and each with their own gowns and styles.  I thought it would be rather fun to take a look at the four most famous versions of the novel focusing on the looks of the title character (and my favorite)  РMiss Elizabeth Bennet.

1940 – Starring Greer Garson and Laurence Olivier

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While, not my favorite version, it is still considered a classic with many wonderful parts in it. However, I can’t say that the gowns worn are all that accurate. ¬†A bit of 1860 meets 1830 with a brief stop in 1810. ¬†With that said, here are a few of my favorite gowns from this film:

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1980 – Starring Elizabeth Garvie and David Rintoul

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Another sweet version with clothing MUCH more appropriate for the time period!  I especially love the various chemisettes that Elizabeth Bennet wears!

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1995 – Starring Jennifer Ehle and Colin Firth

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This one is the best. ¬†Period. ¬†Done. ¬†I love absolutely everything about it from the scenery, to the acting, to, of course, the gowns! ¬†If you want to be truly inspired and taken away…this is the one to see! ¬†Here are a few of my favorite looks Lizzie wears:

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2005 -Starring Kiera Knightly and Matthew Macfadyen

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While this one takes the prize on music, I still find it a bit more Hollywood-esque¬†than the previous versions. ¬†However, Kiera Knightly’s Lizzie is just as spunky as the rest of them! ¬†Here are my favorite looks from the film:

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While the gowns¬†I have chosen from each film may not be the most glamorous, they are still captivating in their own way! ¬†Looking at all these delicious outfits has me most definitely in the sewing mood! ¬†I’m off to my sewing machine! ūüôā

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