Thursday, October 21, 2010

Two Blue Dresses - Jane Eyre and Felicity

So - what have I been up to lately?

Sewing like a maniac. But - it's over for a while! (I think....) All the Halloween orders are completed and ready to ship. *sigh of contentment* Now I can start thinking about other things than thread, satin, and buttons!

I did have particular fun sewing two of the costumes this week. They both happened to be blue....

First, I had a lovely lady contact me who's young daughter had recently discovered a love for Bronte and Austen - and had requested a 'young Jane Eyre' dress for a costume. How much fun is that? I was only too happy to oblige!

Next - I had a request for a blue Felicity dress. The fabric was a lovely lovely polyester taffeta from (honestly  - it's the best synthetic taffeta I've ever worked with - mimicked shot silk perfectly!!)

I had way too much fun with the sleeve ruchings and all the lace detail. I'm officially addicted to 18th century now - I'm longing to make an actual historical reproduction (in my size!)


Sarah said...

Ooh, so pretty! I love htat Jane Eyre dress!

We girls are going to be watching Bleak House while the boys are hunting.. should be fun! I will have to be watching all the costumes and give you a hard order.. lol!!

Great job on the Felicity dress!! It looks very pretty and I am sure that young girl will be very happy!!

Much love,

Anonymous said...

What a fabulous job you have done on the Felicity dress. We watched that movie, and it is a perfect representation! You should detail it's making in the next HCIFest!
Really. Truly. Great job!

Elinor Dashwood said...

These are too much-- they are just absolutely gorgeous. Wish I had a little sister to buy them for. :-)

The Dreamstress said...

What a great idea to do a young Jane Eyre dress! It sounds like your client is having a much happier childhood though - thank goodness!

Emily said...

That 2nd dress is GORGEOUS! Way to go!

Marian said...

Those are gorgeous, great job!! <3 The ruffles on the Felicity dress are amazing, and I like how you adapted the style of Jane Eyre's dresses for a younger person.

the momma (aka Shannon) said...

so, sooo pretty!! the jane eyre dress is adorable--but i think any little girl would DIE to have that felicity dress!!! wonderful job!

Robin's Egg Bleu said...

Absolutely lovely!!!!!

Rowenna said...

I love these--especially the full-size Felicity dress! I love eighteenth-century reproductions--clearly lol--and would love to see what you come up with!


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