August wallpaper: Don't make me pull this barouche over


The August wallpaper is available for download from Solitary Elegance. We continue to stroll through summer with two walking dresses from 1809 (on the right) and 1811 (on the left). This month we’ve brought the children out of the nursery for a look at the fashions well-to-do boys and girls may have worn in Jane Austen’s day.

The little rascal from 1811 has made off with mamma’s parasol. As this month’s tableau is rather crowded, one hopes he doesn’t wave that thing around too much, or he’s likely to poke one of the other models with it. (And as we just returned from a nearly three-week road trip through the Southwest, we have little patience with kids poking each other.) Enjoy!