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Now that E is back to her usual happy self, I have gotten back to sewing.  Last night I started draping the skirt for the  Archery gown.  I think I have the front the way I want it but am not sure about the back.  Because E was sick on Thursday, I missed my class, and so missed the demo/lecture on this type of skirt.  So, I'm just winging it.  I can't go much further with it anyways, I have to do some of it in class.
It was only 9:00 when I decided I'd taken that as far as I should, so I decided to get a start on my Modern Regency dress.   I'm using the Sense and Sensibility pattern for this one.I've not made this dress before and so need to do a mock up.  I had a few yards of black cotton hanging around that I decided to use for the toil.  If it works out, and fits properly, I'll add some pink trim and have a bonus dress!  I might even have it ready by to wear when I go with friends to see the J.C.'s production of  "Pride and Prejudice", How fun would that be?  I prepped the pattern and cut and marked everything, so tonight I will stitch it together.  Maybe I'll have progress pics tomorrow.
I've also made progress on the patterning for E's Faire Frock.  I thing I'm going to add curved side back seams to make it look a little more period.
That pretty much sums it up for now
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Well, I have been sewing, just not on the Archery dress.  I have finally finished hemming the sleeves and hem of my Venetian camicia.  I have also been working on the cord stiffened petticoat/farthingale to go under it.  It's pretty much done.  All I have to do is finish up the waistband and stitch down the ends of the cord.
So, without further ado:
Pictures! )
All I need to do to complete this outfit is make the corset cover thingy.
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 Thanks to [profile] strawberrykaren  and [profile] sstormwatch  over on [profile] hist_kid_cloths, I have decided to go ahead and make the pink frock for E.  
I think I will go with this  pattern, the pinafore, as the starting point.  I plan on taking out the pleat, and button closure.  I'll leave a gap at center front so it won't lace completely closed.  E is happy to be getting a new dress.
I think I also have found a way to take my Regency obsession of the moment into my everyday wardrobe!  While looking through P.O.F. and comparing the half robe to the one from the Sense and sensibility patterns, thought why not make knee length in a modern cotton print.  Leave off the sleeves, but keep all the original lines, ie: the dropped shoulder seam, curved side back seam and the pleats/gathers in the skirt.  I'd have a cute summer dress, and fulfill my want to wear regency all the time.  I could also layer it over a pair of jeans and wear it with a little sweater for cooler days.  I'm super excited about this one and will have to restrain myself until I get the "Must Do" list done.

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