10.30.2010

Elizabeth Bennet

Photobucket
Photobucket
Photobucket
Photobucket
Photobucket
I know I said I was going to be a spiderweb for Halloween this year, but the other day I found this beautiful vintage costume which is so Elizabeth Bennet, and required much less work ;)
Everything but the skirt seams are hand stitched, with some smocking here and there, I just love that there's that detail on a costume, we don't even have that on modern everyday clothes!

Pride and Prejudice has been my favorite book since I first read it at 14, and I just can't help but buy more and more copies of the novel. This one is my favorite, it's a beautiful hardback I got at an antique show, but I still have that very worn copy I carried around in high school.

I hope everyone will have a nice Halloween weekend, I'm off to a party at Twila Jean's house, but Halloween night will be spent watching another episode of Sherlock Holmes with kitty and a cup of tea :)

Happy Halloween!

34 comments:

Time Lark said...

that costume is darling. I love the detailing and the cheery color! Hasn't Sherlock been quite delightful? I love British programming.

Amanda said...

So cute!

avintagespirit (Lizzy) said...

Amazing costume :) Pride and Prejudice is my favorite. I've always wanted to be Elizabeth Bennett for Halloween but couldn't find a good cheep dress that work and don't have the skills to make one myself ;)

Sparrow's Nest said...

adorable! Jane Austen is probably my favorite author :) I think Since and Sensibility is my favorite of all time, closely followed by Pride and Prejudice of course

Sue said...

Just Lovely! The work and details put into vintage costumes is really remarkable. I have a witches costume my great grandma made for my mom, and it is all hand sewn and full of pleats as well! Pride and Prejudice is my favorite as well. Like you I have several copies of the book, and pretty much every verion of the film, including 2 of the 3 BBC adaptations! You look charming!
Sue

LandGirl1980 said...

What a beautiful dress in a beautiful colour. In fact - I have turned the very same colour with envy! Have a great spook-fest :)

Leslie said...

You look beautiful. I love your hair!

twinklez1985 said...

That is a really beautiful dress. Also just to let you know they are going to be making a second series of Sherlock Holmes.

Sarsaparilla said...

Quite a shift from a spiderweb!! Elizabeth Bennet suits you perfectly. You can walk around the room at your Halloween party and recite lines from Pride and Prejudice. :)

Happy Halloween!

Lemondrop Marie said...

Perfect! I did Pride and Prejudice and Zombies. You are a lovely Elizabeth.
Marie @ Lemondrop ViNtAge

Watkins35 said...

love the dress, enjoy your Halloween and Sherlock (it's FAB, it being a UK programme & being in the UK we saw it some months ago - FAB & they are making more, yay). x

Casey said...

What a fantastic find! I definitely think this is a great costume idea--as much as I adored the spiderweb one too! :) So pretty!

♥ Casey | blog

Maria Confer said...

You look amazing Solanah! I've always wanted to dress up as Lizzy!

xx
Maria
Lulu Letty

Rachel said...

eeeeeek. I love your outfit and my initial plan for tonight was to watch sherlock. I fell in love with the novels a year ago and this show is a really good rendition. I also LOVE your dress. Smiles for vintage. :)

Vicki said...

fabulous post!!! such a great concept!!! love the outfit :) x

ShirazandFrenchBlue said...

Very nice, definitely a keeper!

Shallow Mallow said...

Brilliant :) I have some dog eared books I have reread so many times I can't carry them in public anymore. It 's too embarassing with all the stains and ehem.. underlining.

Tamara Nicole said...

What a fabulous and unique outfit! :-) Love it, and who doesn't love Jane Austin?!

Harriet said...

What an amazing costume! You look fantastic. Enjoy Sherlock, it's awesome!

Masha said...

this is my favourite costume i've seen this year!

Lori said...

Beautiful! I love it!

northwest is best said...

Wow, what a wonderful costume! I'm also a big Jane Austen fan. Think I marginally prefer Northanger Abbey to Pride and Prejudice, but it's close!

Sarah with an "h" said...

Love it! Pride and Prejudice is one of my favorite books of all time. I thought about being Jane Austen this year but couldn't come up with anything suitable from what I had in my wardrobe. :/

:o)Sarah
www.restlessromantic.blogspot.com

sueper said...

you're right - perfect costume for elizabeth bennet! perfect costume!

Penny Dreadful said...

That is my favourite book too - and how funny is this, I did a post just the other day about Elizabeth Bennet style!

http://pennydreadfulvintage.blogspot.com/2010/10/literary-style-elizabeth-bennet-from.html

FoofandFaff said...

Thats a gorgeous dress, very Austen! Great find :)

Anonymous said...

Pretty, but looks like it was impossible to iron!

Erika said...

You make a gorgeous regency-period lady! Pride and prejudice was the first Austen novel I read, and I remember falling head over heels. It remains a favorite.

I love smocked details, I've really got to learn to make them before I start working on my Tudor gown... Ah, well! That's for next fall! =)

Bookworm said...

I was Elizabeth Bennet too! You're costume is beautiful. =) <3

lala said...

ahhhh
nice outfit
so adorable
:)

Victoria / Justice Pirate said...

gorgeous!!!

Retreauxgirl said...

Great Costume. I love Elizabeth! and Jane!!

Solanah said...

Thank you for the sweet comments everyone!

twinklez1985 and Watkins35, yay! I'm so glad there will be more :)

David Gasten said...

Awwwww...