Friday, March 15, 2013

Embracing the challenge

Challenge #4 was all about the decoration and while I stayed small and simple others went big and the results were wonderful all the way around.

My favorite was the fringed regency dress done by Ginger from scene in the past.
The fringe is a great simple way to embellish regency that I hadn't thought of and I love the pattern of her dress most especially the pleated bodice front.

I was most impressed with the stunning beading work of black tulip! And not just the beading but also painting on a design and them beading it.
Her work has great detail with a clean look of professionalism and I cant wait to see the finished project :)

And last but not least I have to give a huge shout out to the stunning work done by Marion over at Green Martha, her embellished chemise puts my own far to shame :)
I love the tucking and lace insertion, it just has such an authentic feel. And it sounds like it was all done with out pattern and mostly hand stitched, most impressive! And then add in all the research she put into it that is so very thorough and most informative!


  1. Thank you for the shout out !
    It was about half hand-sewn (assembling the various lace bits, whip-gathering the front and felling the seams, and that's it), and the other half was done by machine. I want to continue with the research and recreation, but I have to concentrate on other parts of my work for a little while.
    I hope Google Translate didn't garble my post *too much*. I wish I had the time to make bilingual posts sometimes. And then I remember I love to get some sleep now and then :)

    1. I understand what it is to have to set aside your current interest and focus on other work instead but such is life I feel.

      Your post was not garbled at all, google translator did a good job. But I have to admit that one of the things I love most about your blog is getting to use my own French, which grows very rusty here in the USA and I so enjoy the feel of how close our online community is in this vast world!

      And sleep . . . Haven't heard of it ;)

  2. Oh wow, I just saw this! Thanks so much for the mention! I'll be putting up more information on the dress itself, because it was just the fringe that was the focus for the challenge. ;)

    1. Hey you deserve it with that dress of yours! I can't wait to see more info about the dress especially how you did the pleated bodice front!