At the Regency Clothing Workshop, the Ladies learned how to make a
Chemise Under Garment. (to be worn under the Regency Ball Gown)
Much had to be remembered for the "take it home" to sew work.
Lining up the seams was a challange
Here is a great example site
of a chemise:
or, try this style:
Following this site along with the pattern instructions
for the Regency Gown Pattern
from Sense and Sensibility Patterns was most helpful!
It is helpful to cut out and use tissue
paper to perserve your own pattern
Baste stitch for gathering the bodice
(Draping material for the vision)
the material used for this project
was 100% thin light cotton.
After joining the inside lining to the outer piece of the Bodice,
The understitch is used to attatch the lining to the inner seam,
so that it will lay flat when turned right-side-out
You can watch a video tutorial of the "understitch" at the
Sence and Sencibility Patterns Web Site:
You should not see the under seam in the neck line
when using the understitch.
Ready for the sleeves
Using matching colored pins for top and another color for
the bottom can help keep track of which is top
and which is bottom when it is gathered for the "puff"
Working the Baste stitch for gathering the puff sleeve
(Using the gathering baste stitch was helpful for fitting the backside
The MORE pins the better!!
for this sleeve the hem was turned up and handstitched
Sometimes when you are too tired to go on,
and you still keep working...
it is too easy to make mistakes...
maybe, you should just go to bed and have a fresh
start in the morning.....
As ye sew, so shall ye rip.
The dress always seemed to look much better the next morning! ...?
The Mousiekins always love to fix things during sleeping hours.
Hmmm, what trimmings to use?
Buttons and patches,
and the cold wind blowing,
The days pass quickly
The days pass quickly
when I am sewing.~Author Unknown
A bit of gentle music seems to add to the enjoyment of sewing
Sewing mends the soul.
Do You Know JESUS?
Read more here:http://www.proverbs31.org/doyouknowJesus/doYouKnowJesus.php
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English Country dance for the Ball
Now the next step is to
attatch the dress part...
before the May 13th Ball!
|The Mousiekin Gals say:|
"Any day spent sewing, is a good day"!
Here are GREAT sites to visit:
English Country Dance Costumes
A Story Of A Seamstresshttp://storyofaseamstress.blogspot.com/2011/05/one-regency-dress-down.html
A Frolic tThrough Timehttp://zipzipinkspot.blogspot.com/2011/04/renovating-my-sheer-1795-morning-dress_25.html