Victorian fashion show and tea party

I attended Victorian fashion show and tea party in Virginia City, Nevada. Virginia city is Reno’s neighboring city and still preserves original buildings and streets from the Victorian era.Virginia city was booming with silver mining in the 1800’s and was a very modern city at that time. They even has an Opera house.
The event was held at the Historic Fourth Ward school museum built in 1876. Participants are encouraged to wear period costumes so my friend and I fixed up costumes quickly.      ( We only had one week to prepare) I adjusted the size of the Edwardian dress for my size and decorated a vintage hat with feathers and ribbons to wear for this occasion.People who modeled for the fashion show actually made their own costumes! ( Very well made) We also had an opportunity to study about antique dresses from that era including how undergarments are constructed and assembled. It was an extremely interesting and educational event. I thoroughly enjoyed the day. I would love to make an Victorian costume for myself to attend next time.



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