Saturday, November 15, 2008
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