The Challenge you are Re-do-ing: #4 Embelishment
Pattern: I used S&S regency gown pattern as my bodice but with modifications (see post below). the skirts were based on the pattern in the janet arnold book patterns of fashion.
Year: 1800-1820 - Regency
Notions: Embroidery floss. Ribbon.
How historically accurate is it? Well I've taken inspiration from both patterns of fashion and costumes in detail. Everything bar the long skirt side seam was done by hand.
Hours to complete: About a week just doing little stints of sewing when I could.
First worn: N/A (its for 2014)
Total cost: approx. £25
The first thing I did was cut out the peices and do the embroidery. I'm really pleased with how the bluebells came out.
After I'd made up the bodice and fitted it...