Speaking from personal experience
Posted by Mark on December 31, 1997 at 13:02:14:
In response to Tilney's interest in muslins, written by Linda Taylor on December 31, 1997 at 11:52:20
] My question: Does Tilney's interest in women's clothing make him appear more shallow after the reader has been exposed to Mrs. Allen's inability to display an interest in anthing but clothes? I almost feel as if JA is setting Tilney up - do we find him a vain peacock or sensitive soft goods purchaser? Or somewhere in between?
I used to not care two straws about the construction of women's clothing. I have always been more interested in what wore them. But after hanging around you ladies and working with my daughter on her madrigal dress, I have started taking an interest in older styles, particularly Regency fashions for some odd reason. Now I am becoming fairly conversant concerning muslins, brocades, and the like.
My daughter is very interested in doing a Regency dress. I will be helping her select fabrics and such, and working with the pattern so it has the "tailored" look and not the "patterned" look.
AND IT IS ALL YOU WOMEN'S FAULT!!!!! I hope you're satisfied! ;-D
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