I mentioned earlier that I and a few other young ladies are going to be attempting at making a regency dress in the near future! For those of you who don’t know what, exactly, a “regency” dress is, let me clarify: it is simply a dress fashioned after the styles of women from early 19th century England. They usually feature a long, draping, straight-ish skirt with an empire waist and slightly puffed sleeves.
Anyways. I have my pattern all picked out—see?
My pattern is the long-sleeved one on the right...isn't it pretty? :)
...Now, all that is left to be done is the choosing of the color, fabric, embellishments, and…ah, yes, the making of it. ;) How could I forget? This is my first *big* project, so I’m a little nervous…but, we have an excellent teacher in the lead, a Miss Nicole C. She is a very experienced seamstress, and has sewn several regency dresses, civil war dresses, etc, already! We are also hoping, in celebration of finishing the dresses, to attend a regency ball reenactment in the spring. That would be fun—if only I could learn to dance! I am afraid that all I know is the waltz and the polka. Hmm.
What do you think?
..And all the other colors in the rainbow! Several of these shades of colors are not exactly what I'd like, but..you get the picture. :)
I am SO excited...I'll be sure to keep ya'll updated, AND to show you the product-in-progress!