One day Miss Dashwood and some friends went to a reenactment called Muster on the Maumee, where many groups of reenactors from various areas get together for one big event. At the Muster was a shop, and in that shop were fabrics, shawls, hats, and other articles of clothing from the Regency era. Among those fabrics was a lovely yellow fabric with a blue floral print that reminded her greatly of a gown worn by Miss Woodhouse in the most recent film adaption of Emma. It cost more than Miss Dashwood, in her financial wisdom, usually cared to pay, but knowing it was not often that one finds a fabric they known so definitely that they want, and realizing that it had been well over a year since she had made a Regency gown for herself, she decided to buy it.
She and her friend, Miss Hayley, then began to plot to make themselves both Regency ensembles and attend a Jane Austen festival in Kentucky in July. Whereas this plan is yet to be decided, the plan for the dress has been mostly definitely decided and the fabric is currently being washed before being cut up into pieces for a lovely Regency gown which shall look a bit like this:
Only it will probably have a gathered front bodice rather than darts. But the overall look will be the same.
So that’s what’s been going on in my life!! I am sorry to be so absent! I seriously haven’t done any sewing since I started college, except for finishing up a simple skirt which I should get pictures of and post. Anyway…. I will hopefully get to work on that new dress this week, as well as some extra Regency accessories, so I will try to keep you updated! 🙂
P.S. I have also recently started a new blog called This Amazing Grace, which basically contains reflections from my spiritual journey, especially from this last year. Feel free to visit if you like.