I’ve been stitching away at the re-make of my 1819 Regency gown. The progress:
- the bodice and skirt ruffles are all being hemmed by hand and there is only one skirt ruffle left to complete
- the bodice has been put together, with the exception of sleeves and the finishing of the neck edge
- the seams on the bodice are finished by hand (each seam is flat felled to hide the raw edges on the inside)
Here is a refresher of the bodice inspiration image. My bodice looks like a reasonable interpretation to me. I am quite pleased with the progress and overall look so far. How do you think my interpretation compares?
Lastly, here is the image of the sleeve I plan to use. I described the sleeve in my last post, an overview of my planned gown updates. The sleeve is on a page with many other sleeve variations from the 1830s, but I think that it will suit my 1819 Regency (pushing 1820s) dress quite well. I am debating the possibility of outlining the triangular inset with piping. Do you think that would suit the dress and be a faithful representation of the double line delineating the inset in the image? Alternatively, there is a possibility that I might use green piping or ribbon (the same shade of green used in my 1819 spencer) to delineate that line. But then must I also use the green somewhere else to create visual harmony? Hmm…