The Regency Academe

Exceptional classes about the Regency era led by exceptional instructors.

Available Class

How Clothes Worked with Isobel Carr
Class dates: September 22 – October 22, 2014
Cost: $20 non-member, $15 BM member
To Register: http://www.rwa.org/e/in/eid=331

Do you ever find yourself staring blankly at your computer screen while trying to picture exactly how your hero gets your heroine out of her dress and skivvies (is she even wearing skivvies; is skivvies a period word?). Does he undo a row of tiny pearl buttons (and did they have pearl buttons then?) or does he untie or unhook something (or does it unlace?)? Do her stays unhook in the front, or unlace in the back?
 
For answers to these questions, and many more (like, “Just what is the ‘fall’ on a pair of pantaloons, anyway?”) join author, re-enactor, and costume historian Isobel Carr to explore how the clothing of the extended Regency period (1800-1830) worked. Each day will begin with a message pertaining to a particular type of garment (or garments). There will be links within the messages that will show you extant garments, fashion plates, or reconstructed garments made from period patterns by experienced re-enactors and costume historians.
 
Isobel will also be available for discussions and questions about the item/s of the day, or any clothing bug-a-boo that’s been bothering you. Isobel has more than thirty years of living history experience (she grew up playing dress-up). She’s made and worn clothes from the Georgian/Regency era, including the stays, day dresses, ball gowns, and habits (ok, she was eight the last time she wore the habit, and her mom made it, but she still remembers wearing it!).
 
Don’t miss this month-long focus on the clothing of everyone’s favorite era!
 

Isobel Carr is the best-selling author of the Georgian-set League of Second Sons series. She grew up participating in a wide variety of historical re-enactment clubs, which has given her an unusually personal perspective on history, along with a deep knowledge of the history of clothing. Currently, she lives in the San Francisco Bay Area with her Neapolitan Mastiff, Clancy, in a 1916 bungalow that she has no time to restore. More about her and her books can be found on her website: http://www.isobelcarr.com/.

 

Upcoming Classes:

Waterloo with Vicki Hinshaw
October 30 – November 20

 

Alternate Payment Methods

Though PayPal is preferred, a personal check can be mailed. Contact moderator for mailing address. To ensure a timely invite to class all checks must be received no later than the Thursday before class begins.

Would you like to be a Beau Monde Academe instructor?

For information about becoming a presenter or submitting a workshop proposal, contact Nancy Mayer at academe@thebeaumonde.com

 

Questions?

In what format are the classes presented?
We use Yahoo groups to present our classes. After you sign up an E-vite is sent to your email. You accept the E-vite to join the group and set up your membership (individual email is recommended). After you have set up your membership all classes and class communications are sent to your email.

When will I receive my E-vite?
E-vites are typically issued two days before class begins.

What do I do if I am having a problem with my E-vite?
Contact Nancy at academe@thebeaumonde.com to request assistance.

What do I do if I do not receive an E-vite?
If you registered prior to the beginning of class and did not receive an E-vite within the above-mentioned time frame, first check your SPAM folder to ensure it was not incorrectly routed there. If there is no E-vite in your SPAM folder, please contact academe@thebeaumonde.com to request another E-vite to be sent.

Will late registration delay joining the class?
Registrations and payment confirmation can take up to 48 hours to process. We try our best to reduce this time frame, but strongly encourage participants to register a minimum of 4 days prior to the class start date.

If I miss a class or a post can I retrieve it?
All classes can be accessed on the Yahoo Group site.

Need Help?
Contact Nancy Mayer at academe@thebeaumonde.com

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