When I found this beautiful embroidered fabric a few months back, I just knew I had to find a good use for it.
It just shouted Pascha! So, I gave the Regency dress pattern another spin. I was a bit concerned about the heaviness of the embroidery, but I managed to cut it so most seams were embroidery free. The only real problem I had was with the gathers at the waist, if a gathering thread ran through a flower, it did not care to pull up for me at all!
But, all in all, it turned out beautiful. I didn't line the sleeves, which makes them look a bit "dirty," since there is no white lining fabric behind them, but I am not sure it could have handled the bulk. Top it off with a strip of vintage lace we found tucked in the corner of the antique store last week, perfect match. I love this dress pattern. Next time I think I will try a light weight cotton print for a more casual feel.
I am undecided between "How lovely!" and "Hooray!"
Wow. That's just gorgeous! [since Magda already took "lovely" :-)]
Beautiful and elegant! She looks just like a real live princess.
Alicia in New Zealand
That is beautiful! (since Mat. Anna already took "gorgeous") :)
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