This is it! My final submission to the Project Run & Play Sew Along at Home Contest. At first, I had no idea what to do for Special Occasion/Party Wear. Then I watched Pride & Prejudice, and I knew I just had to see my baby girl in a little Jane Austen inspired gown. And I also had only a few days to sew it because we left for our family vacation last Sunday. I actually didn't get everything done, and ended up finishing it by hand with my feet up by the pool. Now, I wouldn't mind doing that everyday!
I didn't have to use a pattern for this dress, thanks to the dress form my hubby got me for Christmas. It makes designing so much easier!
I'm quite excited about how the corset back turned out. Originally, I was planning on using eyelets, but after testing them out, I couldn't get them to work because of how thin this fabric is. So, I used some leftover lace instead, and I think the delicate look is so much better than eyelets would've been.
I found these buttons in my stash that just seemed to be made to match the embroidered cotton fabric. The gathered bodice is such a signature of the Regency era, and really gives the dress a Jane Austen look.
The colour possibilities are endless!