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Sat, Nov 12


River Legacy Parks

14th Annual Georgian Picnic

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14th Annual Georgian Picnic
14th Annual Georgian Picnic

Time & Location

Nov 12, 2022, 1:00 PM – 7:00 PM CST

River Legacy Parks, 701 NW Green Oaks Blvd, Arlington, TX 76006, USA

About the Event

Dress: Georgian Period Costume (1714 - 1837)

Price: Free!

It’s that time of year again – time for the Georgian Picnic!  With an afternoon filled with charming Rococo and Regency costume, delicious food, fun period games, and lively conversation, it’s easy to see why this has become one of our most popular events! Bring your favorite picnic foods, or if you’re feeling adventurous, try your hand at an 18th Century recipe! All attempts and interpretations of 18th Century costume are welcome, from exacting recreations to dastardly pirates!

Our party will be held at River Legacy Park in Arlington, next to the Elm Grove Pavilion in the back of the park. Bring blankets, chairs, food, games, family, and friends.

The event is free and costumes are optional, but encouraged!  RSVPs are not required.

Costume Links:

There are a wide variety of patterns available that you can use to make a Georgian costume.  There are a few suitable patterns in the Halloween section of the "big 3" pattern makers that you can buy in any fabric store, but some of the better patterns are only sold online. Here are a few companies that sell the most popular 18th century and Regency costume patterns:

Laughing Moon Mercantile

Sense and Sensibility Patterns

Past Patterns

Larkin and Smith Patterns

J.P. Ryan Patterns

Black Snail Patterns

You can also find a variety of options from smaller pattern makers at 18th century sutler shops like these:

Wm. Booth Draper

Smoke and Fire Company

Jas Townsend and Son

Simplicity and McCalls now also have several Georgian patterns thanks to American Duchess and Angela Clayton:

Simplicity S8941 - 1790s open robe

Simplicity 8579 - 18th Century foundation garments (pocket hoop fashions)

Simplicity 8162 - 18th Century foundation garments (bumpad fashions) (American Duchess has some hacks on their blog to make the pattern more historically accurate.)

Simplicity 8578 - 18th Century Robe a la Francaise gown

Simplicity 8161 - Outlander inspired 18th Century outfits

Simplicity 8411 - Outlander inspired court gown (With American Duchess hacks for better accuracy.)

McCall M7826 - 1780s-style "zone front" or Robe a la Turque inspired gown

McCall's collection of Official Outlander patterns

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