But a lot of time to sew and watch terrible adaptations of sub-par Lincoln novels (I'm looking at you, Gore Vidal) is also very appreciated.
So when I was visiting St. L (my hometown, yo) we stopped by a quilt store and I got some lovely ochre CW repro fabric. However, there were only 4 yards available, so I decided to make a regency dress instead because my usual 1812 one is awfully farby and in need of a revamp. The fabric monster in me told me to buy it, and it sort of leapt into my hands!
|Not going to lie, I have some pretty A+ selfies|
Pattern: Janet Arnold's Patterns of Fashion (but fudged a lot)
Fabric: Cotton print, linen
Time: About 2 weeks, on and off, but it's all handsewn and I had some major fitting issues.
What I would change?: The sleeves came out wonky and the back gapes a bit, so I'll have to fix that before I wear it in public.
|also note my creepy new/old vintage mannequin from my dear neighbor...|
Also, we had a regency ball last week, so I thought that I'd post some pictures of my sad old regency ballgown... Ohhh, the memories I have of this thing. I need to seriously re-do the back before I wear it again, as it is literally ripping apart at the moment. But it's such a lovely silk taffeta!
Sorry the quality is terrible... Here's a group shot of the youth brigade, though.