It's lovely, Tess. The back looks great. Again, I had the same problem with the bodice being too big. So when I made the pattern the next time, I adjusted that. I also wished I'd done a lower neckline. Mine just seemed a little too high.
Post by MyLadyDedlock on Jan 1, 2009 2:35:27 GMT -5
Here's the simplicity pattern - had to lower the neckline - way too modest for my tastes - but I think the sense and sensibility version has nicer gathering in front - that will be my next project (i adjusted my gathers to go all the way across the front of the bodice). Overall an easy pattern to follow
It sometimes happens that a woman is handsomer at twenty-nine than she was ten years before. - J.Austen
I am using the sense and sensibility pattern for my prom dress. I wanted to do Regency because i knew no one else would have it and I love the style I haven't gotten started on it because we need to buy the fabric. But I am looking forward to it! My mom is going to help me so it won't seem too overwhelming to me. Any suggestions for fabric? I want something that hangs nicely.
An unhappy alternative lies before you. Your mother will never see you again if you do not marry Mr Collins, and I will never see you again if you do.
For prom, silk charmeuse might be lovely. It'll be a pain the ass the sew, though. Loooots of basting. Simpler would be a very fine cotton gauze in a few layers. That could be very pretty. The nice thing about this pattern is it doesn't take so many yards, especially if you buy wide fabric (the skirt is actually about sixty inches wide, so if you get sixty inch fabric you can buy one bust-to-floor length for the skirt and another yard or so for the bodice and sleeves). Someday I will finish the ball gown I am making based on that very theory.
Post by artemisiajolie on May 12, 2009 0:13:48 GMT -5
So, I finished this pattern last week, and I mostly liked it as well. I had size issues, believing the reviews online that the simplicity patterns run large. I made the newbie mistake of trusting that! Oh well, since this is my first one, I guess I could have done worse! I'm going to have to get a picture, since I did not have time to take one last Saturday when I wore it. I do not care for the supreme puffyness of the short sleeves though. I just visited Jennie Chancey's site and her image is much better than what I understood from the pattern to do. Now I know for next time. All in all, a great pattern for a first effort at dress making