Wednesday, November 19, 2008

Marianne's "Wild Flower" Dress - EDITED

"I've always preferred wild flowers!"

quotes Marianne Dashwood from the 1995 Sense & Sensibility




And I am currently working on a dress similar to the one above. I've long admired it, and searched high and low for some fabric that would resemble her's and this is the closest that I could come up with.

EDITED TO ADD:

It is done! =) Take a look at more pictures here. Yes, I'm poorer than a church mouse right now, so I'm having to sell it. Believe me, I'd keep it if I had money growing on trees!

I could have done it in the Elegant Ladies Closet pattern for a more authentic look, but the majority of people who buy my gowns on ebay do not have period correct stays, and with this dress pattern, regualr foundations work fine. And besides, I altered the basic pattern quite a bit in the neckline area to resemble the ELC pattern.

13 comments:

YayaOrchid said...

Oh my goodness! You are so talented Cheri! I do believe you found a very close match to the fabric. Great find!

annamae said...

darling! that's a favorite of mine as well. and great job with the resemblance in shape. It looks great!

Rachel said...

Wow, that material is beautiful. Such a lovely colour and print. It looks gorgeous!

Rachel said...

One of my favorite gowns from one of my favorite movies...STUNNING!


P.S. I thoroughly enjoy you blog :)

Sarah Jane said...

It is so lovely Cheri! I am amazed at how closely your reproductions resemble the garments that inspire them. I love your neckline alterations.

Polly said...

How utterly lovely!

Zebu said...

Beautiful, Cheri! Wow, you sell your clothes? How talented you must be. :)

Cheri said...

You all are so sweet! Thankyou. =)

LeneJ said...

Too bad you don't ship to Norway, I would have bought it! Could you give me your email address?

Cheri said...

LeneJ,

I will sometime ship outside of the US when I receive special request for it. If you are seriously interested in it, I could find out a rough estimate of shipping costs to Norway. If you have any other questions, please contact me through ebay since I don't normally give out my e-mail through my blog!

Michelle said...

Beautiful job! I always enjoy seeing the regency era creations you make!

BTW, do you have the Emmeline apron pattern? I just LOVE mine - I sold 3 aprons from that pattern this summer.

Laura said...

It's a very pretty dress and you did a great job recreating it. Well done! :-)

Alexandra said...

I love that dress and it looks lovely! Wonderful job!