Mar. 12th, 2014

jaelie: (Jaelie)
So I went to my fabric stash to find some red fabric, and I found a 4 yard length of reddish (darker red with a pink-ish tone) silk dupioni. Now, some of it has been used, but there is still a good bit left. Neato. I am going to use it for a sash and a hat for this weekend, I think. If there is enough left I may make a spencer or sleeveless spencer later. Good times!

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I hate doing mock-ups, but I have a metric ton this sheer window-pane white cotton (I know, I mentioned this before):

However, I also have three $25 noir Waverly curtain panels that I didn't want to ruin with an experiment. So, I combined the two and have been plugging away each evening at my new Regency dress. So far, it's coming along great! In fact, I think I'll have the dress complete tonight, which means I can devote tomorrow evening to accessories. I'll be sewing late, but it'll be worth it.

Just for me, I need to complete:

Attach back skirt to back bodice (already gathered and basted)
Attach side seams of the skirt
Hem sleeves
Finish neckline

I could also do the accessories on Friday morning in a pinch. Or Saturday morning, even.

Additionally, I located my pink Regency! Woohoo! That thing has been MIA for like three years, and I casually mentioned it to a friend who looked at me guiltily and said, "I think I have that!" ORLY!? HOORAY! It was my first regency dress evar, I think in '07 when I originally made my stays. I literally only ever wore it to one event, an Antique Elegance get together, and I think Dawni was the only one that saw me in it. And for a first Regency, it's really quite pretty (and entirely hand sewn, which was new for me, too). I think the only thing I'd change about it is the color, eventually. Heh. Or not. I could leave it pink. It's a very soft, almost flesh-toned pink. Anyway. I now have that for my back up. Or maybe for my day-time dress. I really need to sort out what I'm going to wear!

Hooray for another find!

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