Friday, March 12, 2010

Brown wool work dress done!

My brown plaid work dress is done! I actually finished it a few days ago, but I had quite a bit of trouble with the skirt. While it is completely wearable, my perfectionist self had a quarrel with the dress overall, and it took me a few days to get over it and move on :). It was only my second time sewing an off-set closure, and obviously I still have a lot to learn!

The fabric is perfect for working in the dirt and fields out the fort, so I think it will be very suitable for the type of reenacting we do. The antique buttons, however, are so old that the fabric started disintegrating while I was sewing them on, so I don't know how long they will last.

And now I must quickly switch gears and start working on my Regency things for the Spring Ball next month! Wish me luck! I am so not a corset making girl!!


Lauren said...

It looks great!

Sophia said...

So beautiful, I'll bet it looks even better in person.

Chandra said...

Love the gathering on the sleeves!

Stephanie Ann said...

I love this dress, the detail on the sleeves is so pretty. I've never seen anyone attempt that before, really good job.