So, what have I been up to lately? Sewing. Sewing until I can't see straight late into the evening.
The summer didn't go exactly as I had forseen, so I'm crunching for time, getting ready for the Jane Austen Convention where I will have a booth selling Regency attire.
I don't have acutal pictures for you, but I've been doing quite a few replicas, inspired by Regency era films, so here are some pictures of my inspirations to tide you over....:)
A reproduction of Anne's pale blue apron front dress.
In my size too.....which means I may just have to keep it to wear myself.....
This late regency dress, circa 1827-29, according to Janet Arnold, was a fun project! I got the idea from an roll of vibrant silk plaid that has been sitting in my fabric stash unused for several years. Yes! this is the perfect opportunity to make an outrageously pretty dress with it. So far I've made a mock-up (which turned out just lovely, if I do say so myself) in yellow cotton print. Before the convention, I hope to get the silk version completed.
One of the quickest types of Regency dresses are one-layer sheer dresses with long sleeves, that fasten in back with drawstrings:
One in navy blue cotton lawn,
Two others in chocolate brown.
So far I have 11 dresses made that are ready to sell in the booth.
My goal is to have at least 20 minimum by October, God willing .:)
+ various undergarments and accessories which I have made a fairly good start on as well.
There are also 3 other dresses of various descriptions which I haven't yet decided if I am going to sell or wear myself....:)
I feel a bit like this right now:
Somewhat tired, and ready for a good night's sleep. :)