Wednesday, January 11, 2012

Bronze Silk Regency Weskit

I love these things! Little fitted weskits (vests) -such a perfect way to dress up the lovely, simplistic Regency dresses. For day or evening wear.

This particular one is made froma beautiful, shimmery bronze colored silk.
 Ready to ship, and now available in the shop!

Laces up the front with hand-sewn thread eyelets and narrow brown satin ribbon.
The edges are bound with matching silk.

I think these look especially nice against white dresses, and I can imagine so many lovely color combinations, from pastels to jewel tones! More weskits are definately on my to-do list. :) So fun!


SisterlyLove said...

It's gorgeous!


Lilac Bud Gal said...

I absolutely love it!! Such a neat way to inexpensively dress up a gown (because I could imagine you could do with with some cheaper fabrics.). I really like it!! :)
So, now that you're building up this beautiful regency 'closet', I'm thinking we're going to have to do a regency themed mini-movie next time we see each other! ;) Course, getting the boys to do it might be slightly difficult.. haha! ;)

Caroline L. said...

Oh, so lovely! Looks like it popped right out of a Jane Austen movie.

Kerry said...

What kind of pattern did you use to make it? So neat! :)

Marlene E. said...

Oh wow! Absolutely LOVELY! :D

Atlanta said...

Thanks, yall! :)

Sarah - yes! that is a must. lol.

Kerry - Orginally I began with a spencer pattern compiled from various pattern diagrams, then altered and cut it down for the weskit shape.

AuntLou said...

Lovely! You probably already know this, but here goes. "Weskit" is the phonetic spelling of a common way the word "waistcoat" is pronounced. "Vest" refers to underwear, in traditional English - the King's English, I guess you could say. This garment serves the same function of a gentleman's waistcoat or vest. (in the new world) and so it shares it's name. :) (Am I the only one who enjoys such information?)

Chip said...

Wonderful! You did a fantastic job and it's simply beautiful!

Joanna said...

Beautiful! I love it.

Anonymous said...

Beautiful dress.

Caytlin Sebo

shannah said...

Love this type of clothing!

Aalya Rain said...

excuse me, but would you know how to fiber etch by any chance? :)

if so please comment on my blog. :)


Anonymous said...

I ran across your blog a couple of months back while searching for ideas on constructing a regency gown. I have since come back many times to look at your lovely dresses for ideas & inspiration!
And today while on facebook i realized when have a few friends in common! :) The Amick's and Goodwin's! sure is a small world!


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