Wednesday, February 03, 2010

Waiting for Mr. Darcy...

DH and I are thoroughly enjoying the “Emma” series currently running on PBS. I’m not sure if I’ve mentioned this before, but I have been on a Jane Austen kick since last summer. I’ve read Pride and Prejudice and Persuasion, so far, with the aim of reading all of her novels. I have them downloaded to my E-reader and ready to go!

I'm particularly inspired by the fashions of the Regency period and have purchased a few patterns to create costumes for my Ellowyne dolls. Here is my first attempt modeled by dear Pru. I think it really suits her. The fabric is just some old quilting cotton from my stash. Prints on dresses from this period were mainly small floral or fern designs.

1 comment:

Sharkeysday said...

oh me too! I'm in the middle of "Mansfield Park" but have you found the Jane Austen Sewing Guide? I loved it so much I got my brother in England to give it to me for Christmas - it's fabu!
http://www.frequentlywrongbutneverindoubt.com/2009/11/ooooo-me-likey.html