Buckland Abbey Costumes

Hand crafted gentleman’s attire


A lovely gown made by the Costume Group


Lace detail

Sir Francis and his good wife

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The collar detail


And lastly, the lady from my poem last week. She was very knowledgeable and when I admired her hat, she told me that Elizabeth 1st ruled that all ladies should wear woollen hats. This apparently was to help promote the growth of the woollen trade.

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16 thoughts on “Buckland Abbey Costumes

  1. Gorgeous clothes, though I wouldn’t want to have to haul those skirts along everywhere I went. And I’ve done a bit of hand sewing, enough so that part of me looks at these outfits and translates them into tired eyes and stiff fingers. I love to look at them, but I’m glad we don’t live in that world any more.

  2. Wonderful costumes. It took a lot of material to make these. The pleats in the collars must have taken a lot of time. Thanks for sharing.


  3. The other day, I went to Köln and there I saw a woman dressed in an attire just like this, in beautiful combination of Golden and Maroon. I love these old time beauties.
    G, You have a great eye for a good subject and frame it well too. Thank you for sharing.


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