Jenni has been trying to get us local costumers to go to the Commonwealth Vintage Dancers' Returning Heroes Ball for years now. My other friend Taylor was talking about it, and their combined pressure caused me to cave. This is an 1860s event, and I have never had major interest in 1860s clothing, but I dutifully went to the library to get books for inspiration. We are allowed to wear evening or day dresses.
Upon looking through Dressed for the Photographer, I found an outfit I really like:
I've kinda been itching to do a black outfit, and I love that it's a photo of a Chinese American woman. So after I finish up my first 18th c ensemble, I'm moving onto another new era!