I love the simplicity of regency dresses... especially white ones. I searched high and low for the right fabric to make my dress - a white sheer cotton. Surprisingly the only plain white sheer I could find was polyester or poly/cotton blend, which I was not about to use (polyester... *shudders*) Finally I stumbled on this swiss-dot at Hancock fabrics... and it was on sale! Needless to say, I was pleased - very pleased. :) The petticoat underneath is white linen. I'm also am going to make a peachy-orange petticoat, so it will lightly show through and I can have two dresses in one.
We had a lovely location to shoot these photos. My dad took a vacation off work and we went up to northern Wisconsin to Door County. Dad's secretary's brother owns a beautiful "estate", 300 feet above the water, and he was so kind to let us stay there for our visit!
Here's an up-close view of the back. You'll notice that it doesn't close in the back (the seam you see is the petticoat closure), and at first glance it doesn't look like it's possible to get into the dress, but the front of the bodice has a drawstring at the bottom, and hooks and eyes along the drawstring casing, so the front of the skirt hooks onto it. I wanted a somewhat invisible way to close it, and this seemed to be the easiest solution.
I love pleats. Just saying.
The whole house was stone, which made for some great settings.
Off to the woods for more photos...
(we were having a lot of fun, hence lots of pictures. I hope you don't mind)
This spot was right above the 300 ft drop-off. The water was so blue and beautiful. Every day there were lots of sail-boats, as well as kayaks, speed-boats, canoes, jet-skis, and even a few para-sails!
And there you have it! Many many thanks to my sister for the photos - she's amazing, if I do say so myself. :)
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