Monday, November 10, 2014

Welbourne 1864: Wrapper

Fall is my favorite time of year and participating in a first person immersion event at Welbourne Plantation in Middleburg, VA is an event that I look forward to all year round! I'm always excited to sew a few new items for my living history wardrobe. 

For breakfast, most participants wear wrappers - some fancy, others simple. The breakfasts served at Welbourne are always delightful. I wore the silk wrapper that I made two years ago for the event and wore the new fuchsia velvet ribbon hair adornment that I had made to go with a new dress.

The fuchsia velvet ribbon was pleated and attached to millinery wire wrapped in fuchsia silk. Matching tassels were attached at the side with a velvet ribbon bow.


  1. Absolutely lovely! I'd love to make a wrapper but would never have the chance to wear it. The fuchsia ribbon is a nice complement to the striped wrapper.

    Emily's Vintage Visions

  2. this is such a stunning wrapper, and i love the additions of the fuchsia!