Sunday, February 6, 2011

Finished ~ Green Regency Daydress

Well, 'tis Sunday already and to start off the new week, I had David take some pictures of the green regency gown. Yes, it is finally finished! I am very glad since I was beginning to grow rather tired of seeing it hanging, limp and unfinished, in the sewing room. I have already spoke of its construction so much that there is really not much more to say about it! So here are my attempts at looking like a regency lady. :)






Although I don't wear this style terribly often (okay, hardly ever! I have gone back to wearing modern clothes all the time) I do plan on making another regency gown for Easter. My dear friend Lauren from The Lady of Portland House has given me some fabulous ideas for a sheer white striped cotton fabric I have and yesterday David bought me several yards of a pretty blue cotton print that will become a half-robe to wear over the white round gown. To add more excitement to the mix, we are also tentatively planning on attending the Jane Austen festival in Louisville, KY this summer. David has to submit his list for requested weekends off at work this week, so hopefully he will be able to get the time off that we will need! So if we DO go to that, I will have an excuse to make a regency ball gown with the leftover fabric from my 1860's ballgown. So, ah yes, there does seem to be a theme for my future sewing plans.

Have a wonderful week my dears!

Love,
Sarah

13 comments:

  1. Oh my goodness! I want it! :D Very nice, Sarah! You did a lovely job as usual. :D

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  2. Yay! Here's to hoping you get to show off your lovely work this July!

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  3. Gorgeous, and it really, really suits you!

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  4. Oh, it' just gorgeous!! You do such a great job. Can't wait to see the Easter Dress!

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  5. It is beautiful and so are you! WOW! Very much the regency lady!

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  6. That's a wonderful dress! I think you look lovely in Regency. And, how much fun would Louisville be?! My sister lives near there -- it's as close to the rolling hills of England that I've seen in the Midwest.

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  7. I have to tell you how much I love the bible quote under your blog title, and a little story about that. My husband and I were married in an authentic 18thc. wedding. We are reenactors, portraying from the mid 17thc. through 'Rev' war. We went to Plimoth Plantation to buy our wedding rings. We ordered matching white gold, exact copies of a 17thc. 'posey' ring. All around the band in black relief, 'Old English' script is "I am my beloved's and he (she) is mine"... The veerse in it's entirety was read at our ceremony. Needless to say, I look at my ring every day, and the words become ever more true as time passes...Very nice blog~
    http://anhistoricallady.blogspot.com
    www.thecountryladyantiques.com

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  8. It turned out great, Sarah! You look beautiful!

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  9. Beautiful! I love the regency look. :-)

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  10. Beautiful Sarah! I especially love the color of the gown and the bonnet really sets it off! What fun you will have I am sure attending the ball and festival!

    In Christ,
    Rebecca

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  11. What a lovely Gown! and I agree with SinginginHisName the bonnet really completes the look:)
    by the way this is the first time Ive commented on your blog and I just want to say I really like it, I'm making my first historical outfit and reading your blog has been very inspiring!

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  12. What a lovely Gown! and I agree with SinginginHisName the bonnet really completes the look:)
    by the way this is the first time Ive commented on your blog and I just want to say I really like it, I'm making my first historical outfit and reading your blog has been very inspiring!

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  13. I love the silhouette of it... so very Regency.

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Thank you for your lovely thoughts!