>In between working on the Etsy store, doing sales taxes (every year I swear I’ll be better at bookeeping and I’m not!) and normal goings on around here I’ve been puttering away at my Regency evening gown. The ball is less than a week away, so I don’t have much time! Thankfully, though, the bulk of it is done so all that is left is the finishing (hem, binding, etc) and the trimming, which could be left undone if I needed to.
It’s been a long while since I’ve had a proper excuse to do a historical gown from scratch, so I admit I’m having a lot of fun with this project! The fabric is silk taffeta that I bought on sale at fabrics.com several months ago. Although I had bookmarked it at first for a 1950s “princess” evening gown, and then an 1840s gown, it ended up as this and I’m happy to say that I think it was meant to be! I am surprised, however, that the gown has nearly eaten up the whole 7 yards of fabric at 60″ wide that I had! Usually I don’t think of gowns from this period taking much fabric but with the size of the skirt (this is a later period than I’ve ever done for Regency), bias for the cording and the trims, and the fact that I’ve bookmarked some for undersleeves to make it convertible into a day dress, it’s not that surprising.
Next up is hemming and then finishing the points of the trim. Probably no more pics before the Ball as I want it to be a surprise!
Hope everyone is having a fabulous weekend!