I am so thrilled!! We just found out that we, Lord willing, will be attending a Regency-themed Christmas Ball in December!!! I am SO EXCITED, for one reason, because I've always wanted to attend a Regency ball, and for another reason, I never thought I'd have the opportunity to make and wear a Regency ballgown, and now I do!
Marianne and Margaret have already told me what kind of dress they would like me to make them. Marianne is interested in a dress similar to the dress Emma (Gwyneth Paltrow) wears to Box Hill in the Mirimax version of Emma, or View A of the Simplicity version of Jennie Chancey's Regency Dress pattern.
Margaret is interested in a dress similar to Emma's green evening gown in the 2009 BBC miniseries of Emma.
Now, you think I know which gown I want to make?
Me? Indecisive me?
A hundred options lie before me. Well, maybe not a hundred, but in any case, I have a lot of ideas.
I love the following two dresses from Persuasion. We'll call them Anne's Rose-Colored Evening Gown and Anne's Concert Gown (because she wears it to the opera concert).
I'm not sure why, but have always liked this dress of Charlotte's. I'd make the waistline lower though.
Then there is the afore-admired Marianne Crossover Dress, but would it be practical for dancing in?
I also just noticed this lovely dress from Becoming Jane. I've always wanted a green gown.
This would be a little later than Regency, but I do love Amy Dorrit's ballgown/wedding gown too.
What do you think? Which of the above should I make for myself? Or should I be creative and make something of my own imagination?