Thursday, April 2, 2009

Regency Ball 2009

As I mentioned in the previous post, I was in Lansing, MI last weekend. Not usually the vacation mecca of the US, I assure you, I had a legit reason for going: Regency Ball!

Yes, gentles, there was period nummies, dancing, and almost 200 well-dressed ladies and gentlemen, and I had a beyond-lovely time;)

That's me on the end;) To my utter astonishment, I actually did quite a bit of dancing myself:

We were invited by the incomparable Kimba, seen in the ice-blue gown, and I can't remember when I've had such a good time! We're definitely going next year . . . and if you're interested in going too, check it out:

A final shot:

My sister Tabitha is in the green, and I know what you're thinking: Isn't that dress too short? Yes; it is. I had to rip off the border trim at the beginning of the evening because she kept stepping on it and it was tearing! Mea Culpa;) At least she could dance after I had done it! That's her boyfriend Ansel next to her, whose outfit had four different people working on it (including me!). I'm glad we all ended up looking fab.

For those curious about the pattern I used for the gowns, it was the Regency Wardrobe from La Mode Bagatelle. Yes, it's a little pricey, but it was worth it! The pattern is extremely detailed and inclusive, with instructions and pieces for making a round gown, shaped gown, petticoat, chemisette, sleeve options, bodice options, spencer, hat, etc. There's also historical info and embroidery templates! Well worth the investment, if you intend to do Regency events;)


beth said...

when i read your description and it said that in your heart you reside in victorian england, i thought to myself "i am definitely more regency england" and then as i look through your blog i see that you have a little regency in you, too! what fun! love your gowns! very impressive!

Ginger said...

I've got a lot of several periods in me, from Renaissance to the 1940's! The ball was great fun; if you're ever in Lansing, give it a whirl;)