jaelie: (Jaelie)
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
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 It was my first regency dress evar, I think in '07 when I originally made my stays.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!
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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Feb. 23rd, 2014 02:05 pm
jaelie: (Jaelie)
On a whim, and since I didn't have the kids for a bit, I swung by JoAnn's with the faint hope that there would be some usable fabric there for the bridesmaid/regency dress I need to do. STRIKE. T_T Now I have to figure out how to manage with four kids in tow. I'm running out of time.

/sigh

Wonder if Golden D'Or will have something. I have the swatch that I need to match. Surely they're familiar with bridal shops and their "standard colors" kind of thing? Maybe I should call them and ask....
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The weekend fun (long-ish)... )

In other news, with more information later, we're going to Thailand this year! Whee! So! If any of my sewing friends can give me specific information on what types (weaves?) of silk fabric that are period correct for for either Victorian or Regency, I would be very, very grateful! :D

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