elizabeth_mn: (seaside)
The little white dress skirts are assembled, and the side opening plackets for the drop front are hemmed and finished.

The sleeve seams for the small pouf sleeve and the linen under sleeve are sewn and finished.

Today's goals:

- sleeve bands
- hem linen under sleeve
- make bib front bodice piece
- spencer mockup
- try everything on

Then to finish, it's just:

- pleat/gather skirt
- front waistband
- attach skirt
- attach bib front
- attach sleeves
- hem

Today is Friday. I really would like to finish this over the weekend so I can pick the unfinished Little House Dress back up on Monday. Aaaand I should probably figure out what I am wearing to the Gala.
elizabeth_mn: (seaside)
So I have the bodice of my Little White Regency Dress sewn. I am doing it all by hand. I need to try it on before I keep going (because I am paranoid, and I screw up a lot) but I HATE having to lace my stays up constantly. It's not like an easy-on, easy-off Victorian corset. It takes ages.

So I figured I would make it count by fitting my spencer mockup at the same time. But that means I have to figure out what the spencer will look like...

I know I have a couple wools in my stash, a mustard yellow and at least one deep teal blue. Right around the turn of the century the look is kind of loose, unstructured, with flappy bits everywhere and so on. I am going for a little later look, 1810-15-ish, when things became a little more tidy.

Here are a few plates I am looking at.

Fitted, nice collar: https://www.pinterest.com/pin/229894755952894174/

These sleeves are too crazy but I like the front: https://www.pinterest.com/pin/490188740669191893/

I probably won't do this trim, but I like the shape: https://www.pinterest.com/pin/268456827762195310/

A little fussy but cute: https://www.pinterest.com/pin/131589620337526759/

Love the fitted-ness, the collar, the color: https://www.pinterest.com/pin/178032991493300959/

The shape, the yellow, the bow! https://www.pinterest.com/pin/431501208018223050/
elizabeth_mn: (winter)
4 yards of dotted swiss and a yard of handkerchief linen for my LWD!


I know, I am not going to sew this for months, and the fabric is one we almost always have at work, but I know what happens to she who hesitates. So I thought I would snap it up just in case.
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