In the mean time, here are the latest additions to my 1810s wardrobe:
|Front & back view. Skirt has small pleats in the front and gathering in the back for a total circumference of 85". (Please excuse the poor fit on Beatrice, it fits me much better, promise!) |
|Side view. If you look closely, you will see that I had to fudge the bodice fitting a bit with two tucks in the front and back sides each. I'm still learning...|
|Close up of back closures and spare button.|
|A peak at the navy blue hem facing. Hand stitched.|
|UK National Trust Inventory Number 1348737.1|
Next on my list were two more short gowns: Made from dark blue striped and golden patterned reproduction cotton prints.
|Striped cotton short gown with careful piecing at the shoulder seams and sleeves|
so that the design would match and go the right direction.
|Golden yellow short gown with a bright and cheery print!|
|Close up of the pleated trim, hand tacked to lay flat.|
What's next? Well, from here, I could work on more working clothes (like the pumpkin-colored skirt I started) or call my ensemble finished and start some new projects! And venture into corded petticoat land...
- Directions for creating an easy Regency apron: http://acrosstheages.tripod.com/regencyapron.html