The first thing I will be sharing is my Marianne Dashwood outfit, that I copied from the 1995 version of Sense & Sensibility.
I recreated this outfit of Marianne Dashwood back in 2008, for a trip to Williamsburg, VA. I only had one problem. I forgot to add sleeves to the pelisse! But it's OK, as it still works with out the sleeves. =)
Patterns I used:
Elegant Ladies Closet Pattern - (Click here to view more details)
Regency Spencer Pelisse Pattern - (Click here to view more details) - I changed the design of the Pelisse to match the one in the movie, Sense & Sensibility (1995).
White strip voile for the dress and yellow broadcloth for the pelisse.
Now, these pictures are my Senior pictures. Which explanations how my hair suddenly got so long, and why I have different glasses on. =)
These pictures are definitely some of my favorite pictures. And don't you just the house in the background?!? A bunch of girls call it Pemberly, and we wish could live there. =)
BEAUTIFUL pictures!! I love your Marianne outfit; I've been wanting to make one like it too!ReplyDelete
That house is gorgeous, in the background. Where is it?
Elinor - The house is at the Indiana Museum of Art. And you can take a tour of inside the house. But I have never done that yet, even though I think it is free. =)ReplyDelete
Wow it's really pretty! :)ReplyDelete
Oh, how lovely!! You look gorgeous, dear! The dress is exquisite!ReplyDelete
Gorgeous dress...wish I could sew one like that myself!ReplyDelete
Lovely pictures! The Marianne dress & pelisse turned out very nicely! Great job. :)ReplyDelete
I loved Jane Austen and I love that version of "Sense and Sensibility" that you mentioned. I've also seen the PBS version that came out last year I think...also very good..but I just love this period style of clothing. I'd probably dress like that more often if I could...in fact, why not? Hmm...inspiration for a lovely dress for church maybe?ReplyDelete
I'll check out that link you posted. I love the regency era, too...andyour sewing skills are amazing. May I ask who taught you how to sew? My mother sewed a lot and she was a fantastic seamstress. She made me these dresses for school...that I didn't like then, but love now..that look like the ones that the schoolgirls wear in Anne of Green Gables..pinefores I think they're called..but she never taught me how to sew. I learn that in 7th grade Home Economics class. In any case, I love what you're doing...it's wonderful and refreshing!!
Your senior photos are very beautiful,too!!! Good job...and thank the person who took the photos, too!!! I liked the one with the "Pemberly" house in the background :) :) :) Thanks for sharing these Ashley. Love and hugs from Oregon, Heather :)
Thank you everyone!ReplyDelete
Heather - I love both versions of S&S. =) And guess what? I have worn this dress to church on Sundays.
Well, my mom taught me the basics of how to use a sewing machine when I was 8. But she didn't know how to sew clothes, I had to teach myself. So when I was 15, I decided that I was going to learn how to sew clothing. And I did so by reading lots of books, browsing through tons of websites, and a wonderful sewing forum. After I learned how to sew clothing, I taught my mom and sisters. =)
How pretty! I REALLY want to sew something now! ( And visit Willamsburg!)ReplyDelete