Saturday, November 15, 2008

Regency Gown and Jacket ...

The past few weeks, I have been working on sewing my gown
for the Marine Corps Ball that my beloved & I were to attend.

I chose the
regency gown pattern with modifications.
I used the
regency sleeve and skirt with a square neck bodice.
I widened the bodice for gathering,
gathered it, & attached it
to a waistband then added a ribbon and a rose.

Here is the final project...

I was thankful for the elegant look

without the compromise of modesty.

In addition to the gown,
I opted to make a long regency jacket

This was my first time making this & it was quite a challenge
(since I didn't have time to practice on it).
I was glad that it turned out as well as it did

(& that I had gotten extra material for mess ups).

I, also, whipped up a little drawstring purse/bag
to go along with the gown...

No pattern was used.
I simply used a large bowl to draw a circle
on two pieces of fabric then sewed them together,
turned them right side out, slip stitched the opening,
made a casing, and a 'drawstring.
Very simple and practical for the evening.

Here are my beloved and I together...


Here we are on a more 'serious' note...

We sat through the ceremony and the dinner
then left as the "social hour" commenced.
We had a lovely time and enjoyed our evening together.

"My beloved is mine, and I am his..."
~ Song of Solomon 2:16


Kristine said...

Ahhh...a thing of beauty that Marine Corps uniform is! I love how you added the red to your dress to match the blood stripe on his pants. Nice touch. Very thoughtful. You are a beautiful couple and I enjoy reading about your family. Your children are so sweet and you much be very proud of them.
Semper Fi!
Kristine *Ü* (former USMC wife)

Tori said...

Wow, I love your dress, it's so pretty.
BTW, you and your beloved are a beautiful couple. Love that uniform!

Saluting your solider!

Valerie said...

You are so talented! The gown is lovely and you are a lovely couple!!!

A Note From Theresa said...

Just stopped by to let you know my computer is working again.

Good job on the dress and jacket!!!

Mrs. Trixi said...

I agree, you did a wonderful job and it turned out just beautifully. I know what you mean about leaving before the social hour. I haven't been to it but have heard I didn't miss anything.
You two are a beautiful couple.

Aaron and Rachel Smith said...

The dress is gorgeous. I love that it matches your husband's uniform. You both look very nice! I hope that you had a good time.

Melody said...

You did a beautiful job on the dress. It's so wonderful to have formalwear that is actually modest.

Glad you had a good time!

Anonymous said...

You are so very blessed with the talent of sewing, the dress and jacket look beautiful on you, love the pouch/purse, Bill is looking good,(HI Bill,Thank You for your service,we love you)Of course I Love you to Christina and the kids. I'm miss'n all of ya's very much. I love all your new pictures too.
Love Mom

Madeleine said...

What a beautiful job you did on your dress AND your coat.

I am impressed.

You both look so great together. Such a blessing to each other, and those around you. :)

I love the post!

PlainJane said...

Hi Christina,
Oh, your gown turned out sooo lovely. I love the way your dress matches his dress pants - great idea! And the jacket, oh the jacket - it's beautiful! It looks really pretty on you - you can make me one of those any time :). What a good looking couple. Every time I see your sewing creations, it makes me want to take up sewing - but I know almost nothing about sewing. I can do home decor stuff & help the girls a bit, but to sew something for myself is unknown territory. lol Have a Blessed day!!!

Blessings said...

Looks like you did a great job!

Anonymous said...

Absolutely beautiful!

Michelle said...

Your outfit came out so lovely! I adore the picture of you and hubby sticking out your tongues. My dear hubby thought it was funny too. God bless you both.

MrsMelody said...

Very pretty! You did an excellent job. :)

I am glad you enjoyed your evening. You both look very nice. I have to say that the Marine dress uniform is the best looking dress uniform of all the branches. They just look so sharp!


Jodi said...

Beautiful! I love that you match ... and the silk lapels on your jacket - such an elegant touch! You make a darling couple. :o)

Nikki said...

You two are a beautiful couple!! I know you are proud of your Marine.

Kristi said...

You looked beautiful! Y'all make such a handsomen pair. And I LOVE the jacket. It's gorgeous!!


HsKubes said...

Kristine ~ Yes, the Marine Corps uniform is wonderful! Thank you for your kind words & for visiting!
Semper Fi ;o)

Tori ~ Thank you! I love that uniform, too!!

Valerie ~ Thank you! Ü

Theresa ~ Thank you! So glad you're up & running, again.

Mrs. Trixi ~ Thank you. Yes, 'social hour' is not for us and since it is not required we choose to leave then. But I was glad to support my beloved during an evening he was surrounded by his fellow Marines.

Rachel ~ Thank you. I'm glad us matching was noticeable. We did have a good time being together.

Melody ~ Thank you. Yes, it was a blessing to be able to make something modest to fit the 'occasion'.

Mama ~ Thank you. I am glad that you liked it! I love you & miss you. (Lord willing, we'll be seeing you soon!)

Madeleine ~ Thank you for your kind words.

PlainJane ~ Thank you! The jacket was a real challenge. ;o)
If you can do home decor, you can learn pattern sewing for clothing. I knew NOTHING 5-6 years ago and was able to learn. You could, too. ;o) Come for a visit & I'd love to get you started!

Blessings ~ Thank you! And thank you for visiting.

Nikowa ~ Thank you very much.

Michelle ~ Thank you! My beloved & I have always played in pictures. Even one of our wedding photos, we are sticking our tongues out. I guess you could call it our 'signature' in photos. We are often found with our tongues out in our photo books!

Mrs. Melody ~ Thank you very much! I agree that the Marine dress blues is the best uniform (but, I confess, I have a biased opinion). I do love the way they look, too!

Jodi ~ Thank you. I have always wanted us to match & was so glad we were able to! The silk lapels were actually an accident that turned out quite well! ;o)

Nikki ~ Thank you! I am proud of him. Ü

Kristi ~ Thank you very much!

All of your kind words & encouragement have been such a blessing! Thank you!

~ Christina

Tracy said...

You looked beautiful, and your husband looked handsome. What a lovely thing to be able to make your own formal wear!

Lisa said...

Your gown turned out lovely. You and your DH look very happy. The Pictures are great~
Take care. Lisa

fourkid said...

This came out beautiful!! I have this pattern and really like the way you fixed the neckline. Your version is one of the prettiest I have seen form this pattern.


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