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I've been obsessing over [livejournal.com profile] padawansguide's sari Regency gown. It's so, so pretty.

Today at the thrift store I found a pale pink silk chiffon sari (? I'm terrible at fabric. It's definitely silk, though), all decorated with silver embroidery, and I bought it. It was $5. There was no way I could have passed that up. I have no idea if the wide border embroidery would be suitable for Regency, but it seems like a pretty traditional Indian design. If I had to guess, I'd say it almost definitely existed in India of the period at the least. And I love it. It's not the paisley - it's the more geometric design. Anyway, even if I decide against using the geometric border, it has a simply lovely silver embroidery throughout the length.

I just need to decide on a dress style. And a when.

After the Mandalorian. Must finish that.

Date: 2014-07-17 05:18 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] m-of-disguise.livejournal.com
I've been obsessed with the idea of a sari gown, too. I have a sari, but it's HOT FLAMING PINK and have no idea if it would be suitable. I think it's a bit crazy, even for the Bingley sisters. lol

Date: 2014-07-17 05:44 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] jaelie.livejournal.com
I'm liking the idea of an Over The Top Regency event or something, heh. Then you could to flaming hot pink! Though, if you really want to anyway, I say go for it! I know you could pull it off!!

Date: 2014-07-17 05:55 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] m-of-disguise.livejournal.com
Hehe, I really want to do the Austenland picnic. I may just organize it on my own, and invite whoever wants to come, Costumers Guild or otherwise, to join in. XD I have two crazy fabric I could use for an Austenland-style dress, both of them hot pink sari fabrics. XD

Date: 2014-07-19 01:26 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] jaelie.livejournal.com
I can wear my aqua Regency to an Austenland picnic. That bridal fabric is both horrible and wondrous. LOL.

Date: 2014-07-19 04:00 am (UTC)

Date: 2014-07-19 01:22 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] jaelie.livejournal.com
I know, right? I adore thrift store finds.

Date: 2014-07-18 03:30 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] padawansguide.livejournal.com
Aw, thanks!

Regency sari dresses are the best! I personally love drawstring dresses - they're easy to put together, and are adjustable, and flattering. :-)

Date: 2014-07-19 01:25 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] jaelie.livejournal.com
It's true, though. I STILL have your LJ entry open in a tab in my phone browser so I can go back and look at it some more and daydream. Hah!

And indeed, the drawstring dress is to love!

I don't have tooooo many of them, right? Never too many. Heck, I need to make one or two more to use as loaners. :)

Date: 2014-07-19 02:04 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] padawansguide.livejournal.com
Aw!! :-)

You can never have too many! Or at least I hope not!

Date: 2014-07-18 07:26 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] starlightmasque.livejournal.com
Sounds gorgeous! Can't wait to see what you do with it!

Date: 2014-07-19 01:27 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] jaelie.livejournal.com
It really is quite pretty!! I was so lucky to find it!

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