All ready for display!

James is all finished and ready to go to Whitby! The manikin is padded to fit, and he is all set up. It didn't need much padding, actually. James was a real string bean, even at the age of 50! 6' 2" tall and really slim. You can see this in the Webber portrait, which was done at about the same time as Elizabeth was working on the waistcoat: 1776.

I'm taking the waistcoat up to Whitby next Thursday, and the exhibition open on Saturday 14th February. It's on until the end of October, so lots of time to visit! I'll be stitching in the Museum in costume on the bank holidays: Easter Monday, Whit Monday and August Bank Holiday Monday. Come and see what ladies did to amuse themselves in 18th century England!

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