Saturday, January 27, 2007

Regency Dresses

Since Thursday, we've been together at the Lofgren's house, sewing away! Like in June, we sewed matching dresses together. This time, we made Regency dresses, using Simplicity pattern # 4055, which was adapted from the Regency pattern on Sense and Sensibility Patterns. We sewed almost all day Friday, finishing all but the sashes. We made those today, and enjoyed wearing the dresses! We hope you enjoy the pictures.

It's a cold day, but we managed to brave the weather (and the pine cones) and take some pictures outside.

We feel so elegant in the dresses! We each have two sashes, one of contrasting fabric, and one of the same fabric as the dress, to change the look.


Old-fashioned Friends

We chose two different shades of blue, for they're such pretty colors!

Miriam Rebekah Hart

Anna Naomi Lofgren

24 comments:

Mrs. Hart said...

Lovely, lovely! I've been checking your blog all morning hoping you would post some pictures. I know you both had fun working together. Looks like everything went well.

Elijah Lofgren said...

Cool! Glad you've been having fun!

I'm been having fun too. See my blog for all the details. ;)

Ella said...

Again, I wish I could so. I think I will be saying that untilyou two come out here and teach me!! :-) Anyway, that is the kind of fredd that I want to sew. (Since I love those kind of mivoes and books)

Susan said...

Oh, how fun! I've wanted to make a regency gown for quite sometime, using the Sensibility pattern, but I haven't yet. Maybe some day :-). I love the dresses you made. Thank you for posting pictures. I love to see your new sewing projects!

Paige said...

Your dresses are beautiful! I am a first time commenter on your blog. It looks like you really enjoy sewing. That is wonderful. Oh, I found you through the rebelution and I might have seen the link somewhere else too, in case you were wondering how I came about your blog. You have lovely writing!

Paige

Anna and Miriam said...

Mrs. Hart: Thanks for loaning Miriam to us, so we could sew together! The dresses did finish well, but a few of the things were hard to get...

Elijah: That was so hilarious!

Ella: I'd love to help you... If only we didn't live so far apart! Yes, Regency dresses are so pretty, and especially this one, since it has a modest neckline.

Susan: Yes, it was nice that Miriam and I could sew together, so that we couldn't put it off any longer. =) Other's sewing projects are fun to see!

Paige: Welcome to our blog! We do enjoy sewing - a lot. :-)

~Bryant~ said...

Lovely, lovely, lovely!
You both look so cute and pretty in the dresses! And I love your long hair! I am growing mine out, and I am hoping and praying it will grow FAST! :-)

Elizabeth Ellen Moore said...

I am glad you braved the cold to take the outdoor shots. They are so pretty!

thepatriot said...

What beautiful young ladies! :)

Claire said...

Oh, you ladies are radient! I LOVE the dresses, and your new profile pic is just lovely.

Keep up the great work of proclaiming Christ through your dress!

Your Sister in Christ,
Claire
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Soli Deo Gloria ~ Phil 4:8

Anna Naomi said...

Thanks girls! (Oh - and the comment by Miriam and Anna was actually only by me...)

Bryant: Yes, long hair is so pretty! Mine doesn't grow very fast; it reaches the length it's at, and pretty much stops. However, Miriam's grows pretty fast, and is so beautiful!

Elizabeth: Yes, outdoor pictures are always so much prettier, although we had a hard time finding green backgrounds. We lamented the fact that there were no flowering bushes. Thanks to my sister Miriam for taking the pictures!

Jen and Claire: Thanks for the compliments. Modest dresses are so much fun!

HS Young Lady said...

Beautiful dresses! I love to sew also. (:
I have been wanting to get to know you girls for the longest time....We are the same age and so much alike! I wish there was some way we could write each other.

Sheila said...

Beautiful dresses and lovely pictures! One day soon I hope to make the same kinds of things. :D
Sheila

Robert said...

The dresses are pretty.I also like that design.You don't see too many females wearing dresses these days.

Mrs. Hart said...

"I've wanted to make a regency gown for quite sometime, using the Sensibility pattern, but I haven't yet. Maybe some day :-)."

Susan: I can envision a GORGEOUS wedding dress in the regency style, with sheer overlay and extended train. (hint, hint...)

Anna Naomi said...

HS Young Lady, Our joint email is in our joint profile if you wish to contact us.

Sheila: A lot of practice helps. =) Keep persevering!

Robert: No, these aren't exactly the style nowadays.

Yes, Susan, a regency gown as Mrs. Hart described it would be absolutely lovely as a wedding gown!

Susan said...

I like your idea, Mrs. Hart :-). I've thought that a sheer overlay for the regency gown would make a very beautiful wedding dress. I'll keep that in mind ;-).

Mandy Grace said...

Those dresses are beautiful! One day I hope to become good enough in sewing to make my own Regency dress.

Bekah T said...

AHHHHHH!!! I LOVE THEM!!!! They are so beautiful!!!! They look like they came right out of a Jane Austen book!!! And you guys look gorgeous in them!! I love you both, Bekah

Miriam Rebekah said...

Bekah! I'm so glad you commented! Glad you like the dresses, also. Love you!

Hmmm...Anna, maybe we'll have to get Bekah T. together for a weekend and teach her how to sew, too. :)

Bekah T said...

good idea mim! teehee....

Anonymous said...

I really like your dresses! I love sewing and I just finished making a dress just like yours.
Thanks for standing up for femninity!

-Sara

Anonymous said...

I have a question, I was wondering how you hook the back of your dress?
thanks,
Sara

Anna Naomi said...

Sara:

Sorry it's taken me so long to get back to you!

We changed the pattern slightly in how we closed our dresses, since it didn't seem as though the drawstrings would do the trick. We used the drawstring on the neck of the dress, and then put snaps down the back of the open part of the bodice. It worked pretty well, but sometimes the snaps pop open if you're really active, so you have to be careful.