But right now, I'm working on several new projects for the next RSV event - our Ladies' House Party! I'm so excited about this. We are renting an 1800s plantation house on the James River for a long weekend next month, and I plan to equip myself with a large enough Regency wardrobe to last for four days! I'm pretty close to being there already, but I'm also using this as an excuse to add some more variety to my costume closet. I've been wearing the same two dresses for over two years now, just switching out the accessories and overdresses.
I've been sewing it by hand, simply because I started it that way by following the directions (Laughing Moon 115) and it made sense to keep going that way once I'd started. I'm rather enjoying it. :) And I think it'll be much more comfortable and sturdy with the flat-felled seams, as opposed to machine-stitched seams and serged seam allowances. Not to mention more accurate!
The shift is almost done; I just need to hem it and add the neck casing. My next project after that will be a yellow cotton bodiced petticoat, using the La Mode Bagatelle pattern. I've fallen in love with yellow as a Regency color, and I have recently acquired 5+ yards of a lovely yellow sprigged cotton voile:
|This will be my new Regency dress!|