So far this quarter, I’ve been trying to juggle taking a mere 12 credit hours (I normally take about 17), piano lessons and life. But here’s the progress on the Regency dress!
|Certainly not the most beautiful pic
of me, but there’s the dress.
The pics have the dress pinned together (sans sleeves) in what I hope it will look like. I decided to gather them Corded style, so wonderfully explained by The Dreamstress…though, I did mine by hand instead of machine.
I really like the cording method rather than a running stitch. It’s way more secure and delivers the most gorgeous gathers! I do believe I will use this method of gathering from now on.
Notice the cream yarn? I’m using it for my cord instead of real cord. Why? It doesn’t have a tendency to bulge, requires a very thin channel and I have a ton of it. Yay thriftiness!!!
|Le View de Side|
You can kinda see the cording on the skirt portion in the side view ANNNND you can also see the Apron-front line. I decided to do something a little different than the typical apron front bodices I’ve seen. I got the idea from the dress Marianne twists her ankle in.
|I understand this is not Marianne, but
it is the same dress, just from Persuasion (2007)
Now, I realize that these pics are not of Marianne, but for viewing purposes, the stills from Persuasion (2007) are a lot more illustrative. The bodice piece is a gathered trapezoid creating a more seamless effect, so in theory, you won’t be able to tell if it’s an apron front or not… but we’ll see how sneaky I actually am later on, when it’s closer to finished.*crosses fingers*
|See how the lines are angled?|
I’m still not positive on the style of the sleeves yet. I’m torn between elbow length or cap. Sometimes I wish I could do both, but it would look rather silly.