Sunday, October 15, 2006

Regency Dress


Here's my regency dress that I'm planning on wearing to Amy's halloween party on Saturday. It's far from perfect, but I'm proud that I was able to sew something like this at all. It took me about a week to finish, working in the evenings. I want to try to make another, and see if my skills can improve. It's tough, because I find that sewing takes too big chunks of time compared to knitting. Although I spend more time per project on knitting, it's easier to just pick up and put down. So I can knit in between doing other things. With sewing, I have to sit down and devote a lot of time to it, or else things get messy really fast. But I want to try more sewing projects.

In other news, shawl #1 is going well. I'm on the fourth (of six) repeat of the chart for the body of the shawl, but then I have, as mentioned before, the giant knitted-on borders. We shall see how those go.

8 comments:

Anonymous said...

looks very good. Good job.

Mom

Elizabeth said...

I love it! You did a great job. I've long wanted to make one of these... wish I had the time this year. I know what you mean about it being difficult to find time to sew - it's the same for me.

Gloria said...

Thanks, both of you! It was a hit at the halloween party, too.

Charles said...

GREAT DRESS!!!! Lovly!!!

bethie said...

glor!!! that's amazing! i can't believe all i've missed that you've been up to. the totes are cute, the shawl looks like it's going to be a beaut, and the progress on your sewing is amazing!!! you should be so proud of the dress! serious props man, serious props!

Gloria said...

Thanks guys!

Miss you, Beth!

KnitXcorE said...

you did a gr8 job :-) did you do the puff sleeves by hand??? i just learned a gr8 trick to avoiding an bunch of pinning...

Gloria said...

Thanks! I used gathering stitches done by my machine to do the sleeves. It wasn't too hard.