I've beeing doing lots of thinking today about my CC wardrobe and I think I have a plan...
Friday: striped pierrot
Friday night: pink pimpernel
Saturday: regency day dress
Saturday night: Pearl
Sunday underwear: kimono?
Sunday: chemise gown
Pearl: embelishment, sleeves
Regency Day Dress: everything
Pink Pimpernel: refit/revamp, trim
So first on the sewing list is my Regency day dress. I actually started toileing it last summer. It was the basis of a "secret" project that I didn't get too far with. (It's now been pushed to my 2009, maybe for Costume Con.) When I starting thinking about what I wanted to do for a Regency day dress I remembered this practically finished bodice toile languishing in my files. Simple, fun and a good trial of the style for my "secret" project - what could be better?!
A cross-over gown. I was originally going to use a gown in Nineteenth Century Fashion in Detail as my guide, using the Waugh pattern as a base but then looking at a S&S newsletter I noticed, for the first time, that one of the gowns in Jennie's latest Regency pattern is quite similar to the Waugh pattern. So I decided to order the pattern and use it as my starting point.
So the saga began! I've unlocked the posts from the time so you can follow the modifications and tweaks that then ensued. You'll find them here:
Since it's been almost a year since I touched the project, and I didn't particularly take good notes at the time, I'm going to sew the toile back together to make sure everything looks good. Hopefully it won't need too much work. *crosses fingers*