First, an update on the end of my trip! We spent the weekend with Bess and Edmund in Suffolk, going to nearby Melford Hall in bustle era costume. It was great fun — we had a picnic, toured the house, and then took lots of photos in the gardens (sadly, no photos inside). Made good friends with a Texan tour group, even the guy who marched up to me and said, “You’re from California, aren’t you?” Apparently I’m going to be in his Christmas card this year.
So here are my photos!
Okay, now I really need to start on Costume College sewing!