Sunday, May 03, 2009

Contemplations in Regency

Today I grabbed one of my sisters and they politely consented to taking pictures of yours truly in Regency fashion. My hair was curled for church, so it was a perfect opportunity to attempt to do an updo of somesort.



I am having a very difficult time deciding as to whether I should sell my ensemble or keep it. I like it, but the gathers in the front of the skirt make me feel "poofy" and the bodice petticoat wasn't fitting as snugly like a glove as before (which is what I want for support). But when I think of the many hours and late night hand sewing each, I'm not so sure that I can give it up!

At any rate, I'm inspired to work on my Peach Robe so stay tuned later this week for either pictures or listings of the three on ebay.

12 comments:

Lauren said...

Your sewing is beautiful Cheri! I was wandering if you use the original Sense and Sensibility pattern - or if you use the one Simplicity now sells? Also do you wear the regency underthings with your creations or do you find our modern unmentionables work just as well ? Not the most proper questions for a blog :)

Thanks and Blessings in Christ!
Lauren Ashley

Caroline said...

What beautiful dress! You look lovely in it!

YayaOrchid said...

Cheri, that dress looks amazing! It makes you look very regal and feminine too. Goodness, I'd have a real hard time parting with it too if I'd sewn it myself. The fabric you chose is perfect.

Oh, and your hairdo is so very pretty as well.

Melanie said...

Cheri, it is ABSOLUTELY BEAUTIFUL!!! :-D I'm hoping to do something similar. Good, good job! :-)

Sarah Jane said...

You look like you came off a movie set from a Jane Austen film. This dress is stunning and you look so beautiful in it!

Cindy said...

I have the pattern for this, but as yet have not done it. YOu did a beautiful job! I'd keep it if I were you.
Cindy

Rachel said...

You look so very lovely in the dress, and you hairstyle is perfect too!

YayaOrchid said...

Cheri, I received the apron and it is GORGEOUS! I am always impressed with how well you sew! I only wish I could sew like you!

Rachel said...

I like the ribbon-in-the-hair idea. That would work with my new 20+ hairpin updo, I think... :P

Cheri said...

Goodness! You ladies are so kind! Thankyou for all your sweet compliments.

Lauren,

I used the Elegant Ladies Closet drawstring pattern from the actual S&S pattern. For the ELC pattern package pattern, regency undergarments are essencial but for the "original" Regency gown pattern you can wear modern undergarments although it still does offer the support needed for this style.

Elisabeth said...

My, that looks quite period correct! Great job... the white is so pretty. Can't wait to see it with the peach robe!

Jo March said...

This is absolutely lovely! I want to make something similar for my graduation next year, but I am nervous it would be too hard...especially the bodiced petticoat. I'll have to read over your posts about making it, and hopefully I'll get over my fear! :)

God bless,
Jo March