Getting Dressed with Jane

Wednesday 13 June 2018

“I cannot determine what to do about my new gown. I wish such things were to be bought ready-made. I want to have something suggested which will give me no trouble of thought or direction. I am so tired of my present stock that I even blush at the sight of the wardrobe that contains them!” - Jane Austen 1800.

Have you ever wondered what Elizabeth Bennet wore under her dress? Or how Emma fastened her gown? Who made their clothes and what fabrics did they use? What is a high-stomacher? What is a bosom friend?

Using the letters of Jane Austen, opinions of the day and some historical background; here’s an opportunity to delve into the world of Georgian fashion, and share Jane Austen’s love of fashion by spending an hour or so – “Getting Dressed with Jane”, from the underwear to the outerwear and beyond!

This event will be AUSLAN supported. 

Bookings essential. You do not need to bring a ticket with you to this event.


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Fitzroy Town Hall

Date and time:
6:30pm - 7:30pm
Wednesday 13 June 2018

Reading Room, 201 Napier Street Fitzroy