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.
"Behold, the Lord will pass by, and before the Lord, a great and powerful wind will be rending the mountains and shattering the rocks; but the Lord will not be in the wind. After the wind, an earthquake, but the Lord will not be in the earthquake. After the earthquake, there will be a fire, but the Lord will not be in the fire. After the fire, there will be a sound of a gentle breeze, and the Lord will be there."
But Martha was cumbered about much serving, and came to him, and said, Lord, dost thou not care that my sister hath left me to serve alone? Bid her therefore that she may help me. And Jesus answered and said unto her, Martha, Martha, thou art careful and troubled about many things: But one thing is needful; and Mary hath chosen that good part, which shall not be taken away from her. Luke 10:40-42