keskiviikko 19. maaliskuuta 2014

A motivation boost gown

The red Regency gown is finished! I felt like sewing something easy and something that I absolutely know how to do while gathering motivation and momentum (and more information) to continue with the Courtois dress.
This was a straightforward project as Regency dresses tend to be. I love working with sarees because there is such a variety available and the colours and the decorations are gorgeous. Also, if you buy them used, they're a bargain. I mean where else could you get 6 metres of finely embroidered fabric with 20-30 euros the lot?
I used my standard Regency bodice, cut the hem as a big rectangle so there is only one seam at the centre back, and made puff sleeves. I was going for the 1810s look with this gown, with the big sleeves, vibrant colour and no train ( because I want to be able to dance wearing this dress!). I added a decorative, gathered strip of fabric on the neckline and sewed on it some of the beads I detached from the only bit of the saree that was a bit damaged. Everything is handsewn as usual. I'm very happy with the gown!

There are 4 pairs of hooks and eyes to attach the dress but I could only bend my arms to close the top and bottom ones. The maid's still on holiday :)

I really like the hem embroidery.

I tried something new with my hair and had a matching (yes, it matches the embroidery colours!) scarf to tie as a turban.

19 kommenttia:

  1. Vastaukset
    1. Oh, hello Isabel, how are you? Only realised it was you after I went to take a peek at your blog and photos :)

  2. Utterly beautiful! I like the turban with it as well.

  3. Ooh, its beautiful. Love the colour. Will you be taking it to the jane austen festival?

  4. It's gorgeous!!! That embroidery pattern works just perfectly! And such fabulous head accessories too!

    1. Thank you! I'm very happy how the whole outfit came together.

  5. Hello Nora! I would like to award you the Liebster Award!