Evenings at Welbourne are always magical. Excellent menus, resplendently dressed company, and after dinner entertainment make cherished memories. Before dinner we mingled in the hallway, admiring each other's fine silk dresses. Because the year was 1865 we dressed in our best silk day gowns for evening rather than evening gowns which may have been damaged or stolen during the war.
Above: I loved Lori's fantastic original snake belt buckle and brooch! She always has the best details!
Above: The beautiful pleated hairnet that my mother, Nancy, wore was made by Timely Tresses.
Above: Jenny D'Onofrio of The Needleworkers wore a lovely asymmetrical bodice dress.
Above: Gaye always looks like she's stepped back in time.
Lori's black and fuchsia silk taffeta jacket was based directly off of an original.
I wore a swiss waist ensemble once again. I need to make myself a new evening dress for next year!
Above: My mother's dress was based off of an original - I love the trim!