This year, 2012, was my first time going to the Jane Austen Festival in Louisville and my first Regency event ever. So, naturally, I needed to sew an entire wardrobe for myself. Here are some pictures of the items I sewed (with some things still needing tweaking). I will post actual pictures of the event as soon as they're made available to me.
A chemise. In hindsight, I probably should have made this sleeveless. Oh well!
The evil stays. They flattened my bustline. I hate them. They are going to be torn apart and fixed as soon as I can look at them without growling.
A bodiced petticoat made from the Sense and Sensibility drawstring dress pattern. In favor of spending as little time sewing as possible, I simply chose not to cut out the front piece on the fold and made a placket down the front, running one drawstring from the waist and one from the neckline (I also lowered the neckline considerably). Other than the drawstrings, no fasteners were needed. Yay!
A chemisette and a fichu from the most soft, lovely cotton voile that was given to me by a very lovely lady. The chemisette ended up being so cute on. I highly recommend it.
Finally, my dress! This was made from the Sense and Sensibility drawstring pattern in the Elegant Lady's Closet mega-pattern. The dress was lovely, however I would have liked to modify the neckline. That is modification number two on the list.
My waistbands and reticules made from matching silk. The blue I wore for the day and the purple for the ball. I also trimmed my new Pemberley shoes from American Duchess with purple bows at the toes. Those shoes warrant themselves an entire separate post.
Finally, the straw bonnet form I decorated from Austentation Regency Accessories. I ended up only wearing this for part of the day on Sunday. It doesn't fit very well over period hairstyles.
Have a lovely day, everyone!