I hope this is the right place to put this, The above museum has patterns taken from some of it's garments and I made up this one (you click on the square with the grid and download the PDF pattern from the link under the picture that comes up - make sense?) :
The big problems is the pattern is in Danish but I was able to get most of the text translated using a free online translater
Drafting up was fine, the garment was for a very petite woman or for a youth so I did have to size up quite substancially (and I am not very large person).
But it did go together really well. I changed a couple of things - I made the front bib a crossover and didn't put in the centre front slit and I made the sleeves a bit fuller. I gathered the back skirt instead of pleating and I also added my own embroidery design.
Here is a photo in my gown and detail of the back.
Last Edit: Sept 25, 2008 12:36:06 GMT -5 by cosmoblue
Post by cosmoblue on Sept 25, 2008 12:34:03 GMT -5
That is very beautiful. You look so pretty!
"It is something for a woman to be assured that in her eight-and-twentieth year, that she has not lost one charm of earlier youth." Anne, Persuasion. I totally agree, I only hope it feels the same at nine-and-twenty.
Post by Mme de Beaufort on Sept 25, 2008 14:35:01 GMT -5
WOW WOW WOW WOW!! That's my favourite gown hands-down in the museum an done of the best extants out there, and the back, oooh the back looks so beautiful~ I ordered embroidered fabric to replicate it, and then the woman stole my money and closed her etsy shop. ... So I have to come up with something else for the ball.
Ida translated the pattern for me, but I haven't gotten to scaling let... I dont' know how it will work for a large girl, so that's good to know. BUT WOW!!! It's so PRETTY!
The back... ::::drools:::::
Where so many hours have been spent in convincing myself that I am right, is there not some reason to fear I may be wrong? ~ Jane Austen
Thank you all so much for the very kind words, being appreciated by lovely ladies who know sooo much about Regency is really wonderful.
I do have a close up of the front (below) but it was taken in the construction stage so there are pins and make do ties etc.
I have had 3 regency events within a week. It has been wonderful and a few of us hope that the picnic we are having on Sunday will be an annual event (I will try and get some close up shots then for you all).