So I don’t know about you all, but I’ve been wanting a Regency inspired gown for quite a while now.
I had planned to have one made for Modesto Jane Con but time ran away with me and we didn’t get a chance.
But this time I was ready. I put an order in early with Madsen Creations and was determined to have my Regency gown for my birthday party.
Now I don’t know about you all but I’m one of those people who I need to see something on me and struggle at looking at fabric and seeing the end result. Oftentimes I don’t know what I want and kind of hem and haw about it all. This time I had seen lots of Regency gowns in different films and had a better idea of what I really wanted. Of course I really wanted a coat like Catherine:
But that is too, too hot for CA spring.
Instead I really wanted a blue gown, as blue always looks good on me, and after searching through many gowns the biggest influence was the cut of Lydia’s gown in Pride & Prejudice & Zombies and the style of Daphne’s gown in Bridgerton.
I haven’t actually seen this show, but I loved the pearls on the dress.
After the gown was selected we went on a trip to the fabric store. Originally we were going to find a lace to add on top of the gown, but there was no fabric that I really liked and time was limited. Instead we purchased blue linen, blue thread, pearl buttons-and swapped out the plans for an overlay for an applique (being inspired by Emma (2020).
I also needed a new fan, as my pride and joy is a red fan from Spain that my brother and sister-in-law gave me, and would clash with this gown. I needed a few supplies from the dollar tree and found a blue fan that matched the fabric for $1.
From there my work was done and Madsen Creations took over. She made this dress in a week, yes one week! Isn’t that amazing?
She ended up using a lace overlay with pearl buttons she had leftover from a previous costume she made. She also said that if it wasn’t for the trickiness of the pearls in the overlay, the dress would have been completed in two days.
My dress was absolutely beautiful, a perfect dream and I looked great in it.
If you are looking for any custom work, definitely check her out.
We are almost done with my party plans. Can you believe it? Just a one more thing to share and then I’ll be back to our usual book reviews and such.
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