Thursday, January 27, 2011

1840s Dickens Fair Chemise and Drawers

In September 2010, I decided to make a dress for Dickens Fair (due to some gentle encouragement from a friend).  Keep in mind this would be the second thing I had ever sewn (and this design seemed slightly more complicated than a regency gown).   
So, I bought Simplicity 3727's Civil War Pattern:
and made the chemise and bloomers from Simplicity 9769:

Regency Dress 1.0

In May of 2010, with only one week until Jane Fest, I bought the Sense and Sensibility Regency e-Pattern and two kinds of fabric and dumped the whole lot on the desk of my school site's sewing teacher with the simple phrase, "Teach me to SEW!"