The 2021 Jane Austen Fashion Challenge

With the uncertainty of whether the 2021 Jane Austen festival will be in person or virtual, the organizers have put together a fun challenge!

If you’re feeling inspired by the clothing and accessories of Jane Austen’s time or desired something from an Austen adaptation,  and you’ve gone on to recreate an outfit or felt motivation to create one of your own designs, the Jane Austen Festival Committee has something for you.

Recreate an outfit (or accessory such as a bonnet or reticule) from Austen’s time period and document the process, including notes on fabrics, patterns used, source materials, or fashion plate. Then include a short video or an image of the creation worn by you for the committee members to use on social media. Email everything to Hannah at Locust Grove ( by June 18!

You can find inspiration on the committee’s curated Pinterest album if you need ideas.

Good luck!

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