Monday, February 20, 2012

Regency Dress Costumes

Recently Mom decided that she wanted to make dresses for Faith and I from the Regency period. Because we wanted them to look unique, I enjoyed combining different aspects I liked from pictures and costumes in the movies "Emma" and "Pride and Prejudice".

After I sketched out my ideas, my amazing seamstress mother was able to sew my designs!

I love how the sleeves and bodice turned out on Faith's dress.

Mom had to do a lot of adjustments on my dress since we really deviated from the original pattern!

The Spencer jacket was sewn without any pattern at all. Once again, I combined the elements I liked from multiple photos, and Mom was able to sew it. I love how it turned out!

I read somewhere that the shorter the sleeves on the dress, the longer the gloves should be. I was happy to find opera length glove on ebay for $5!

We enjoyed wearing the beautiful finished dresses at an English Country ball recently. Now er just need another opportunity to wear the costumes again...