With a fancy Regency Ball to be attended last December, my friend Kathryn needed a dress suitable for the occasion!
There was a lot of agonizing over what style to settle upon, but one thing was certain- she wanted silk. She also wanted something very drapey, so we settled on a silk habotai. The gold color was partially just a result of the fabric available, but I'm so glad that's what she chose! The color is stunning on her, and is perfect for the style and the setting! :-)
The dress closes in the back with covered buttons.
And just act like you didn't see those machine-sewn buttonholes. I probably should be so shamed by them that I learn how to make nice hand-sewn buttonholes, but I'm not. Yet.
Maybe that should be one of my New Year's Resolutions- perfect my hand-sewn buttonholes. ;-)
One of my favorite parts of regency dresses- all of those lovely skirt pleats! :-)
I just love this back view!! So pretty. I am in dire need of a silk regency dress now. Like, right now.
The dress is very simple, so we decided that detailed sleeves were a "must". The sleeves are lined in quilting-weight cotton to add more body and strips of fabric "bunch" the sleeve up.
The bodice is gathered in the front, and has a small drawstring in the neckline to ensure a perfect fit each time. The waistline is trimmed with large piping, which adds just a touch of detail and makes the dress look more complete. :-)
· Photos by oh, wait... me. With Kathryn's camera. ;-) ·