Tuesday, August 05, 2008

Another Regency dress

I was planning on sewing & selling another Regency dress before I leave in a couple of weeks, but the more I cut into this fabric, the more I am convinced that I cannot sell it. ::wink::

It's being made using the Elegant Ladies Closet pattern from Sense & Sensibility. Earlier this year I had in mind to make Marianne's picnic outfit and made the peach robe; pictures here and here, and though I've had the white sheer voile fabric, it hasn't been until now that I've pulled it out of my stash to start working on it.
It's not even all the way cut out yet, and am I 99% sure that it will be a keeper. As much as I can, I'm going to attempt to do french seams on the inside instead of a serger, and hand sew all the outer (visible) seams. As much as I dislike handsewing, I think it would be worth it in the long run.
My apologies to anyone who was secretly wishing for it themselves. =)


Gem said...

You definitely have my vote to keep it yourself, Cheri! It's much to lovely to sell. :)

MissNonaEleanor said...

No, I don't want the dress! I want the fabric! Where did you get it, may I ask?

Sarah Jane Meister said...

It's a lovely fabric and I'm sure it will make a lovely dress. Do keep it! You never know when you might need a nice white dress. I'm sure there shall be plenty of occasions calling for one! I used to wear white gowns all the time before I had children and necessarily had to change to less-stain-prone things. I can't wait to see the dress when it is finished!