Jenny La Fleur
making up the pearl - Jenny La Fleur
adventures in costuming
making up the pearl

I didn't get too much done yesterday. Mom has a sinus infection so most of my day was filled with doctor's offices, grocery stores and other errands. After which I my headache and I needed a nap (darn sickness & spring). But I did sew a bit.

I've decided to take step by step pics of this dress, since it is so simple and pics are much easier than thinking up discriptions of what I'm doing. I'm not going to point out where I'm differing from the pattern, if you have it you'll know and if not you probally don't care anyway...

#1. Cut everything out. This turns out to be quite a practical style with little fabric wastage. The side seam is angled slightly from the edge of the bodice side seam to the hem.

#2. Sew together center front of the bodice lining. I could have just put this on the fold but decided I wanted a seam here. It gives a tidy and sturdy opening for the top drawstring later on.

#3. Finish the bottom edge of the bodice lining. I just zig-zaged it.

#4. Trace drawstring lines onto right side of lining. My lines are 5/8" & 7/8" from the bottom.

#5. Sew together bodice front & back of lining at the shoulder. Press seams open. Repeat with fashion fabric.

#6.Right sides together, pin lining to fashion fabric at neckline. Stitch.

To be continued...


4 comments | comment?
mlsdesigns From: mlsdesigns Date: March 14th, 2008 06:47 pm (UTC) (link)
what a great idea :) i'll have to remember this for if i ever get round to making the regency wardrobe i've been planning for years :)
i love the fabric you've chosen, it'll look lovely.
jennylafleur From: jennylafleur Date: March 15th, 2008 03:34 pm (UTC) (link)
This is super easy - seriously the fastest Regency dress ever!
girliegirl32786 From: girliegirl32786 Date: March 15th, 2008 01:53 am (UTC) (link)
Oh thank you for this! Im thinking I want something very similar for my new basic early regency dress so this is very helpful. Thank you. :)
jennylafleur From: jennylafleur Date: March 15th, 2008 03:35 pm (UTC) (link)
You are most welcome. I love the 1790s, early 1800s look but few do it. The more the merrier!
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