This fall I’ve been knee deep in Regency – in a good way.
As preparations for the up-coming regency ball I was asked to teach a night class in historic sewing.
So in beginning of September we had the first class. I was really nervous, not at all sure about this period and not knowing was the students were expecting.
Everything went smooth, and the students were very grateful and everyone helped in answering the more tricky questions, which made me really happy about all the combined knowledge in the group.
It seems even I got some time working on my dress between helping the others.
My sister working on her ridicule.
The last meeting was held just a week before the ball, and the theme were accessories.
Carl’s pinning the lining for his waistcoat.
Anna is a happy camper stitching away on her mock up for a spencer.
Pernilla stitching on her gown.
Maud usuly does 18th century but have changed century for this ball.
The day of the ball some of us was not quite finished…Sneaking out those needles during the water break in the dancing rehearsals
And here comes some pics from the ball to show of everybody’s beautiful work.
Denise and Pernillas lovely green creations.
Paula and Carl shared and used the same sari for their outfits, and they both looked smashing.
Maud made her whole dress by hand, and did manadge to finish before the last minute.
Solveig made the dress for her daughter Othelia.
Clara in her light green dress and wonderful ridicule.
Hm, do I detect a color trend…
Anna in her fabulous cream colored gown
(photo credit to Anna)
I’m so proud of what everyone of you have accomplished, and you all looked fantastic at the ball.
I’ve learnt so much during our meetings and hope to continue this classes, now when we all are ready for some new challenges.