Elizabeth Bennet dresses by Mymble

Summary

Category:
Clothing
Pattern:
Status:
Complete
Started:
2013-03-23T00:00:00Z
Finished:
2013-03-24T00:00:00Z
Tutorial:
None

Description


Firstly please excuse the terrible photos- I had to snap with my phone and then dash this off to Pennsylvania for my daughter who will play Elizabeth Bennet in Pride and Prejudice  http://www.hedgerowtheatre.org/ . They are doing photo shoots and the dress needed to be there ....yesterday as they say.  I hope to be able to get a production photo at some point.
 
This is the country dance dress. The underdress is a blue, cream, pink and tan striped muslin, the overlay is embroidered lawn. The pattern is Simplicity 4055 with a few minor alterations. The buttons are faux- snaps on the inside to enable  a quick change.
 
Update: 3/26 -  This is the Day Dress ( same pattern)   in  blue Chambray. It's hard to tell from the photo but this one has a gathered neckline and waist- a more casual dress. I found a video on You tube showing how to make a Regency bonnet from a Dollar store straw hat so I'm off to find one:)))  For the Country Dance dress I'll most likely make a flower hair pin on a ribbon band.
 
 

Pictures

Day Dress
dress back with faux buttons

Loves

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Comments

wazooquilter

The dress is lovely! I just watched P&P (BBC edition this time) for the umteeth time. Fav book, fav flik, fav fashions. Good job!

Mymble

Carolmarie Thanks Carolmarie :)- Yes, this is such a lovely period of clothing style and very fun to sew- not nearly as many seams as Victorian (arghhh!!!!)

Mymble

wazooquilter Thanks so much- yes- do love Colin Firth as Darcy, but I liked Keira Knightly as Elizabeth- wish I could splice the two together into one film:))))
and yes, such a fun period to sew:)

Chrissybugs

Lovely! Will you get to see the play? What age group are they?

Mymble

Thanks! It's a theatre in Pennsylvania called Hedgerow Theatre-it was actually the first Repertory Theatre in America - it's Equity and non- Equity-my daughter is an actress there in the company- she's still non- equity as she's only been acting professionally for three years.

Laweigel

Mymble , these turned out lovely!

Kruppcake

Wonderful!

Mymble

Laweigel Thanks Lori!

Mymble

Kruppcake Thanks Patty!

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