As you know I have been working on a day dress for the Christmas Dicken's Faire here in San Francisco. As thanksgiving dinner is to be at my house today, I had to get the dress as far as I could so that I would not feel rushed next week. With that said, the dress is down to handwork and finishing. The process has been thus so far:
|The dress sans sleeves.|
|I made self-fabric piping using the super skinny cording I bought ages ago. I am told and have seen period examples of piping and it is always very fine.|
|The sleeves pinned in to test run and a sample of lace/cutwork for the neckline.|
Before I close this post, about a month ago I went to the Bay Area English Regency groups Queen of Naples Ball. It has been a very long time since I had been to one of BAER's balls, but it was close by and though I haven't a Regency evening dress I wore my Directoire gown. I went with friends who were just able to send me a pic to share. It was the bloodiest hot evening of the year and I, in a wig and gown with chemise et al was roasting! But it was fun and I enjoyed myself a lot!
|My friend Sheila and I. Photo by Walter Nelson|