Wednesday, October 31, 2012

My Other Regency Dress

Even though the post about my green Regency dress has somehow become the most popular one on this blog, until now I haven't gotten around to showing you all the one I made last March. What a sad girl I am.

It was made from the same pattern, except A instead of B. One must get the money's worth out of patterns, you know. Besides, I wanted a more fancy one. A ball gown. :D

I'll start out with a close-up of the fabric. This picture was actually taken before the dress was made.
As you can (hopefully) see, the fabric underneath has a little embroidery detail of its own. My mamma got it for a steal at Walmart. Heehee. It wasn't quite the color I had in mind to begin with--I believe I was thinking of something pastel--but I thought it was pretty and that the sheer we planned to get would make it look lighter. 

Then we got the sheer, and I was vastly pleased with the effect. Is not it nice? I do love the embroidered flowers. Back when I was making this dress I showed these pictures to a few friends, one of which was Miss Laurie,  who said that the little flowers scattered about reminded her of scarlet pimpernels. And since the dress was reddish, from that point on it was My Pimpernel Dress. Of course, it's not from the same era as The Scarlet Pimpernel, but what of that?

Anyway. Skip forward several months. This is Me from the back, dressed up for a English Country Dancing ball I went to earlier this month. With my parasol concealing my head. (Thank you for pointing that out, my dear.)

And I was trying to decide between doing a Headless Melody effect or just showing the front of the dress on a hanger... and decided to go with the latter. Here 'tis.

So there you have it. My other Regency dress. It's not perfect, but I like it. :)

6 comments:

Miss Elizabeth Bennet said...

Very nicely made! I have yet to make a Regency Ball gown (all the dresses I made were day dresses), but this one turned out well indeed!

Abilaine said...

So very pretty!
I must try to do this one day sometime soon. :)

Lily of the Valley said...

It is quite loverly Melody! I adore it just for its name... The Pimpernel Dress. Ha! What a nut I am! ; )

Jessica said...

Quite beautiful! :-)

Marie said...

Oooh, it's lovely!

Lydia said...

my sister has made 5 regency dress for my sisters and i. and one she made looks exactly the same as the one you made here...but hers was pink...

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