This last month there’s been a lots of focus on historical mourning among the blog community.
I think it is safe to say the two main reasons are the “Death becomes her” exhibition from The Mets, and Halloween.
My reason for this post are definitely Halloween.
A few months ago I was invited to a 18th century Halloween party taking place mid November, and called for 18th century mourning wear. And since I didn’t own anything suitable I decided to make something.
Here are the 18th century mourning/half mourning/black dresses that I found circling the internet.
I should probably mention that I never had the time to make the mourning gown I wanted, but I did attend the Party (wearing an old gown), which I will tell you about in my next post.