Francaise Dinner 2018

In March, Mike and I attended the Francaise Dinner, which was hosted by Jess this year. It took place at our old favorite, Gadsby’s Tavern Restaurant in Alexandria, Virginia.

I made a new dress for myself, using the same pattern from my maroon round gown. I had bought this amazing striped silk taffeta from Samantha that was just begging to be made into something 1780s. For accessories, I wore a Queen Anne necklace that I made, along with matching earrings. (The same style of necklace is available in my Etsy shop, here, and I am happy to make matching earrings by request.) I finished everything off with my American Duchess Dunmore shoes.
Francaise Dinner

I worked pretty hard to get the stripes to line up on the bodice and sleeves.
Francaise Dinner

Maggie made a lovely new striped sack gown using fabric she had purchased at Fort Fred a while back.
Francaise Dinner

Francaise Dinner

Stephanie wore her dramatic black and white ensemble, accessorized with green for St. Patrick’s Day.
Francaise Dinner

Francaise Dinner

It was a pleasure to finally meet Gen in person, after having been online friends for a while.
Francaise Dinner

I love her hairstyle!
Francaise Dinner

Francaise Dinner

Francaise Dinner

Stephanie and Mat
Francaise Dinner

Maggie and Doug
Francaise Dinner

Taylor and Stephanie looked fabulous in their new frocks.
Francaise Dinner

Francaise Dinner

Francaise Dinner

Our hostess, Jess
Francaise Dinner

Ashley in her amazing pink Francaise
Francaise Dinner

Ashley and Michael
Francaise Dinner

Gen and Maggie
Francaise Dinner

Francaise Dinner

It was wonderful to meet in person so many folks from Instagram, including Amber, Colette, and Sarah. Part of why I love attending the Francaise Dinner each year is that I always meet new costuming friends!
Francaise Dinner

All of our photos are here.

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