After months of on and off tending to,
I finally finished the white regency dress
and pelisse that I had been working on
(well, almost... I still need to hem it)...
The bodice of the regency dress
is a little higher than it ought to be,
but with the pelisse over it, it works well.
I should have used the pink, checkered fabric
for the pelisse lining, instead of the white
but, again, it works well enough.
Overall, I liked the way it turned out
and am glad to add a dress to my wardrobe. ;o)
About a month ago I sewed another square neck dress
but did not like how the bodice was fitting
so I decided to rip that bodice off and make a jumper bodice
(with back zipper) instead.
I had a pattern for a jumper bodice that I was glad
to become reacquainted with.
I used that pattern, adding a little more fabric
to the back bodice pieces so I could add the zipper.
I attached the skirt and then attached a prairie-type ruffle
(which required no pattern, just two long pieces
of fabric to gather and attach)...
Though a little longer than I had thought it would be
(it almost drags the ground when I have no shoes on),
I am very pleased with the way this one turned out
and am glad to add a new jumper to my wardrobe, as well.
I have many more sewing projects
swirling around in my mind,
though I doubt I'll have time this summer
to get to them all, I do hope to set time aside
to work on a few of them. ;o)
"She seeketh wool, and flax,
and worketh willingly with her hands."
~ Proverbs 31:13
"She layeth her hands to the spindle,
and her hands hold the distaff."
~ Proverbs 31:19