sunnuntai 6. syyskuuta 2015

La Fée Verte dress

Phew. Finally finished what must have been the fiddliest dress I've made so far. I began this Regency evening dress in the spring (I think, can't remember anymore, it's been on the back burner for such a long time) and now it's finally done.

This dress is another sari dress, and I really like the embroidery on it. The mint green colour is a bit unusual but there are several mint green extant pieces from the 18th century already, so I suppose we can assume that it was an available colour also during the early part of the 19th century. The colour doesn't photograph right, it's really quite a bit greener than what it looks like here.

I wanted to do something different with the bodice and the sleeves for a change, so I chose to make a false crossover bodice and sleeves with a gathered oversleeve. One word for all that: fiddly. The fabric, though it drapes nicely has a lovely fall and and is light and fluid to wear was very annoying to sew. I seem to remember I've done something similar before... 

But now I have a new pretty dress for Bath. Hooray!

Pictures? I thought so too :)

I need to add one more pair of hooks and eyes to the back. The white thing on the right side of the neckline is the strap of the petticoat, I couldn't bend my arms enough to tuck it in.

Please excuse the plain hairdo, didn't have time to do anything elaborate.

Seeing the back like this it looks like I could've adjusted the pleating of the hem. Ah well.