Add a Little Trim...
Here's a peek at what I've been adding to my Regency dress. The bottom gathered/rouching (sp?) type trim was inspired by the popularity of trim on the hem of the dresses in the 1810s. Below is a fashion plate with an example.
|I'm currently adding another layer of lace to the upper tuck.|
|I even put some more narrow gathered trim like the skirt hem on my sleeves. |
Not sure if that's accurate to the period, but it looks lovely!
Once I'm finished I'll put the dress on and take a few pictures.
|Here is a dress with similar trim on the bottom. (ca. 1822)|