I talked about the construction of my dress and overgown before, but the Regency Christmas Ball we recently attended provided the perfect opportunity for some nice photos. :-)
This overdress was made from the leftover scraps of an antique sari- I absolutely love all the detail that went into this embroidery!! It has copper thread interspersed throughout, adding depth and just a hint of glimmer. :-)
I'm quite pleased with the result, and it's fun to have a Regency outfit that is very a-typical. :-) It's also a great way to add variety and interest to my white dress! I like the dress, but change is a nice thing too. ;-)
Wearing rag curlers all day while traveling might not have been the most glamorous option, but having curls that were impervious to dancing was well worth it! ;-)
I was so excited to finally embellish my turban with wheat! Ever since seeing this fashion plate, I knew I needed to try this out sometime. :-)
And I'm realizing that I needed to do a little more primping to the wheat next time- I always forget that while I'm sitting in the van it is getting squashed by the roof. :-P Ah well. Just imagine it in its pre-travel state- it looked remarkably like the fashion plate. ;-)
A bit of a funny story that I didn't share the first time- I was basing the overdress off a fashion plate that I had a poster of, but no details. I wanted to share the original source on the blog with the fashion plate company name, year, etc., but had no way to start looking!
I tried looking for "Regency Overdress Fashion Plate". No luck. "Asymmetrical"? No better. "Green"? "Overgown"? "Turban"? Nothing was helping. I couldn't think of any technical terms to describe it, but then again- there wasn't any guarantee that the person linking to the image had any more of a technical knowledge than I did!
In frustration, I told Mom, "I'd probably be better off just searching for something like "Regency Drapey Bits"!!
Well, guess what? That's all it took. There, waiting near the top of my search was the fashion plate.
I have now officially given up on technical search terms.
|The culprit- La Belle Assemblee, April 1811|
Regency Drapey Bits
It's so easy to see the Grecian influences of the time period in this style!
The Warner Theater, although technically around 125 years too late for this outfit, was still a stunning location! I'm looking forward to giving this outfit another outing this weekend!
· Photos by Kathryn ·