For a period I will be sans my Tabitha sewing machine. This will be a good time to make a hand sewn regency day dress. It’s something I have been thinking of doing for about a year.
Comments: Halfway through the project I realized this bed sheet fabric (most def a cotton blend) is HOT!!!!! My goal in making this day dress was to have something cool to wear while working on our land and chilling out at the homestead. When I realized it was a hot fabric, my interest dropped 50%. But, I am in a sewing challenge so I persevered on. Oh, I admit to not hemming one of the sleeves – I was so done with this project once I decided I would not be wearing the dress :-|.
One arm is a tad bit tighter than the other. Not so much that I would not wear the dress had I chosen another fabric. I am chalking the difference up to perhaps not hand sewing in a straight line.
The Elizabethan Seam will be used throughout the construction of the dress. This was my first time trying this seam style. I like the seam but I do not like mine – make sense? No doubt more practice is in order.
I am pleased with the bodice back of the dress. In general; however, I do not like this dress, LOL. Bottom line, I am chalking this project up to a non-wearable muslin. At least I got to try the pattern out for future Regency day dresses that are sure to come from my dear Tabitha.
I did promise to share the good, bad, and the ugly in my journey to vintage land. Thanks for hanging in there with me on this one my dear sewists 😉
Sobriety from electronic sewing machines since 2012