Thursday, December 16, 2010

Margaret's Ballgown

I completed this gown just in time for the Christmas Regency Ball. 
The ladies on the Sense and Sensibility forum were also so helpful as I needed help getting the darts just right.

Doesn't Margaret look lovely?
Pattern Description: Simplicity 4055, View A

Pattern Sizing: Size 12

Did it look like the photo/drawing on the pattern envelope once you were done sewing with it? Not too much... I made a lot of alterations.

Were the instructions easy to follow? Sure... I've done this pattern several times, and have made several Regency doll dresses, so it comes easily to me now.

What did you particularly like or dislike about the pattern? It's Regency, and it's easy to work with.

Fabric Used: costume satin from JoAnn Fabrics

Pattern Alterations or any design changes you made: I darted the bodice instead of gathered it; omitted the overlay; shortened the skirt; raised the neckline, and worked the sash from View B into View A. 

Would you sew it again? Oh yes. Though I don't think I want to do the darts again; they're so hard to get to look right!

Would you recommend it to others? Of course!

More pictures:

Photos by/from Mrs. Dashwood, Elinor Dashwood, and Brandon P.


Miss Laurie said...

Yay! Finally! Marianne your dress is SO beautiful!! Elinor you did such a wonderful job! I love the color paired with the gold sash! So lovely! I also love Marianne's necklace and slippers. You girls look so pretty!
I'm really excited to see the details of your dress Elinor! I'm staying tuned! ;)

Elegance of Fashion said...

The dress turned out just lovely!

SisterlyLove said...

Wow, so beautiful. Great job! Yes, darts are SO difficult! Even more so on satin. Everything shows up more. You did a lovely job on them!

Looking forward to your dress!

Dreamer Girl said...

Very beautiful Elinor! You're a natural born seamstress!!!!! I love Sense&Sensibility patterns, I hope my mom and I could get this one pattern I just adore! Keep up the good work!


Hanne-col said...

Lovely, lovely, simply lovely!

Gabrielle Renee said...

Very, very pretty!! :) I once had a red regency dress.... I can't wait to see pictures of your dress Melanie!! *tries to wait patiently*

Margaret said...

Thank you so much for making that for me, Elinor! It turned out JUST like I had pictured it before it was made. :D Lovely, lovely!!

Allison said...

Oh it is so pretty! I love the rich red satin look! Margaret, you look lovely!

SinginginHisName said...

Melanie your dress is drop dead gorgeous on you!!!!! I about fell over when I saw your gown. Margarets is also gorgeous! But that color on your the green is just abosolutely stunning! lovely ladies and lovely gowns! Oh I wish I could come to the ball with you!

love and In Christ,