I'm about to get started on my Regency dress - finally! First I have to piece together the pattern, then trace it out on interfacing since I bought the e-pattern from Sensibility.com. It's a pretty intense process, but that's the price to pay for the cheaper cost to purchase and instant delivery with no shipping!
I've recycled a few of my Civil War dresses, which have at least 4 1/2 yards in each skirt. But now I have a dilemma. I have a few fabrics to choose from and I don't know which ones are more period correct, especially as I did get most of the fabric with the 1860s in mind. I can't afford to get any new fabric right now, so here's what I've got:
|This used to be a pretty Civil War day dress. |
From a distance the stripes are more pronounced.
|I originally bought this with a Rev War dress in mind, but now I don't even know if it's accurate!|
It reminds me a little of a rolled print.
|A pretty white floral print|
|This rust-colored linen would go well with the white floral print as a spencer jacket.|
It's darker and richer than the picture shows.
Any opinions out there would be welcome!