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Thursday, November 15, 2012

Yellow Regency Gown ~ Part 1!

So!  After months and months of putting off cutting into that gorgeous reproduction fabric out of fear and laziness and busyness and school....
I have commenced work on my yellow Regency gown! :-D

The Christmas Regency Ball is just a month away, and as finals is the week before the ball, I thought it best to get it done while I have a lull in exams and homework.
Today I undertook the scariest part of sewing.... cutting out all the pieces.


So glad that's over with! :-)
Tomorrow I plan to begin work on the actual sewing.  Because it is reproduction fabric and I want this to be as authentic as possible, I think I might try something new and hand-sew all the visible seams.  I will also be sewing on blue piping to the neckline and sleevebands.  I'm so excited!  If it turns out as planned, it's going to be so pretty! :-)

And, after I finish the dress, if I have time, I am going to make a new petticoat and possibly a new corset.  :-)

10 comments:

Lauren said...

That is going to be so lovely, Melanie! I was hoping you would post more about it! I'm planning a costume for The Hobbit this December. I need to get started on that since the movie comes out during finals. :)

TomWildRose said...

Best wishes on your new ballgown, "Elinor"! Your are past the scary part--the rest is the fun part (especially the trimming)!

God bless, and happy sewing,
~"Wild Rose"~

Amber said...

Can't wait to see the finished dress, Melanie! ...And, referring to your previous post, it's nice catching up on what's going on in your life. :) :) We need to talk some time! :)

Anonymous said...

I bought this regency dress online probably 2 years ago and I love it, it's probably takes about 4 pattern pieces to make(+ elastic) ,and I've made a regency dress out of a simplicity pattern before but it didn't fit.I cannot whatsoever figure out my dresses' pattern which is a pity because I love it so much. I was wondering what dress patterns do you use,and how do you make a sleeve?

Katrina @ Edelweiss Patterns said...

I look forward to seeing your finished dress! I sincerely hope you show pictures of the Christmas Regency ball, too - that sounds like entirely too much fun. :)

Katrina @ Edelweiss Patterns said...

Hello, Miss Dashwoods!

I thought you all would like to know that your blog made it onto my list of nominees for the Versatile Blogger Award! You can read all about it here: http://www.edelweisspatterns.com/blog/?p=3449

Happy sewing!

Katrina

OldFashionGirl said...

Hello! I was wondering how the dress is going? Also, how are you? Hope you'll post an update soon!
God Bless

OldFashionGirl said...

Hello,hope you are well. I was wondering how the dress is going? How are you too? Can't wait until you have a post about the dress and your life!
God Bless you and your sisters!

Anonymous said...

Please get an arcive for this blog, it is very hard to find the first post without one, and I would really like to find it
Louise

The Well-Bred Woman in Progress said...

I would love to see how this turned out! :)