In the midst of all the craziness surrounding Annie at Hartford Children's Theatre I have decided on my New Year's Sewing Goal: to sew myself a complete outfit from the gorgeous regency patterns of Sense and Sensibility Patterns. I dream of wearing it for walks in the woods nearby, reading novels and contemplating life with a cup of tea.
That includes a gown, spencer or pelisse, chemise, and stays! I know it is a tall order, but I'm giving myself (and you as well, if you want to participate) the whole year. You can also pick and choose...want to make just the underthings? That's fine by me!
From the Sense and Sensibility Patterns website.
The way I figure it is I will split it into three four-month long periods, first doing the underthings (January-April), then the dress (May-August) and lastly the coat (September-December). When I find the time I will also make an easy-peasy bonnet tutorial so we all can have matching hats as well. We can have posts about period fabrics, color choices, Jane Austen, and inspirational films and music.
This is a project I have thought about for probably about a year and so I know it is something I definitely want to do. If you care to join in leave a comment, and decide soon, as they are having a sale until Sunday, 10% off the patterns! And, if you will eventually make a dress for the little girl in your life you might want to buy the Regency Bundle, which is discounted.