In case of chilly weather I made a spencer from lilac cotton sateen this week. It turned out to be sunny, but not too hot to wear the spencer on the way there. That sateen (a sheet on sale) was one of the first fabrics I bought for empire clothing, it just took a while to get around to actually make it. The matching bonnet was made already last autumn.
We sat down in the English garden and talked and I took the likeness of Anna with my pencil.
Since it got warmer I removed not only my spencer, but the lower sleeves of my muslin gown, when it was time to explore the kitchen gardens and take tea in the tea room.
Anna leading the way up through the formal gardens
Me in the kitchen gardens after tea.
Then we changed into modern clothing and walked the 2,5 kilometres to the centre of Mölndal, where the trams home leave from. It was just such a nice day that it seemed like a wast to sit on a bus when one could walk.
We passed through Mölndals Kvarnby, with small old houses and old mills.