Monday, March 9, 2015

Regency Jumper

Happy Monday! It's warming up in Ohio and the snow is finally starting to melt! I have not had a chance to get pictures of me in the jumper and blouse yet, but I figured there is no sense in delaying a post until then, right?

The jumper is constructed from navy blue linen and closes on the right side with four punched metal buttons. I am very happy with the bodice revision:

I have a navy linen Spencer in the works, which will turn this jumper and blouse into an ensemble. I'm still mowing over certain design elements, experimenting with the sleeves, etc. The change in season always seems to give me a lift in spirits and shot of inspiration. Spring is less than two weeks away - I'm anticipating the emergence of crocus leaves! 

Blessings and happy sewing!

Friday, February 27, 2015

A Regency Bodice Revision

I have a navy-blue linen Regency jumper in the works; initially drafted a simple bodice (I should have known better), which turned out frumpy - No, it's just bad...

Immediately removed the bodice from the skirt and began anew - much better! (Note: this is the bodice lining; the bodice itself will be gathered to the skirt and not pleated):

Now that the bodice and lining are joined together in holy stitchery, I can finish the remainder of the jumper - whew! 

Happy Friday and have a safe, warm, and wonderful weekend! Blessings and happy sewing!