Saturday, May 7, 2011

One Regency Dress down...

 ....lots more to go. :)

Just finished making my first ready-made dress in preparation for the Jane Austen Convention booth.
I quite like it, and almost wish I was keeping it for myself...




The fabric is a white cotton voile with a print of tiny pale blue flowers. All seams visible to the outside have been handsewn (yes, even the ruffle hems...whew!). The pattern is one I drafted myself, based off a pattern in the Janet Arnold book. Gathered bodice, drawstring closure, slight train at back, modeled with a sheer white ruffled chemisette.

So, it's now biding it's time in the closet until it shall be on display at the booth this fall. I've got so many plans for Regency wear that I want to complete for the booth, it almost makes me giddy! So many dress styles to experiment with....not to mention various styles of corsets, bodiced petticoats....spencers, pelisses....so many possibilites! :) 

4 comments:

Elegance of Fashion said...

It looks great!

Brooke said...

Awesome! I love how frilly it is, yet its not over done! Really spectacular. :) And its so wonderful your hand sewing all the visible seams. I love your dedication. :)

Melody said...

Ohhh...that's gorgeous...I'm looking forward to seeing more dresses! :) I wish I could see them in real life!

The Stitchophrenic said...

Very pretty :)

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