Sunday, 18 January 2015

New project!

My darling husband and I have been invited to a swish party.  Exciting! New dress needed! But there is a catch - isn't there always? The dress code is Georgian! So, any costume from Marie- Antoinette...

... through to the Regency:

Well, this was a cue for me to spend far too many hours of my life online researching period clothes. I have had a bee in my proverbial bonnet looking at so many gorgeous dresses. But a decision had to be made: we are going as a Regency couple; think Elizabeth Bennett and Mr Darcy from Pride and Prejudice, but aged another 20 years or so!!

Jennifer Ehle and Colin Firth, mmm he is so yummy.

All I can say is: God bless the Internet, and sewing bloggers in particular. There is so much information out there, and American History reenactors document so well, and in so much detail, how to create a Regency costume.

This is from the blog Romantic History which is utterly awesome.  Sarah Jane creates the most stunning clothes.

So, my new project is a Regency ball gown! Tee hee! This is a little more advanced sewing-wise than I was planning on, or possibly am capable of; I'm crossing my fingers and hoping it will all work out in the end.

Oh and I haven't long to do it: the party is on the 7th February. Wish me luck!


  1. How exciting! This sounds like a really fun New Year project.
    How long have you got to make your costumes?
    I will look forward to seeing how you get on.

  2. Sounds like a fun project, and I'm sure you're capable of it! Looking forward to seeing the results!

  3. Break a leg!!! Regency definitely feels easier than that first pic!! Sounds like heaps of fun, I do miss fancy dress parties! ;)

    1. Yes it looks lots easier than the early Georgian period.

  4. Sounds like such a fun party. I can't wait to see your dress!!!!!!

  5. Oh, how exciting! Can't wait to see what you make :D