I've finally been able to jump on the band wagon and try to make myself a dress to wear to the San Diego Titanic Exhibit. I am beyond excited, I've been green with envy watching everyone making theirs. But now I get to participate although I'm quite behind. And I haven't yet decided on a pattern! Currently I'm torn between two patterns/ideas. I also started Downton Abby last night which is greatly influencing my already befuddled mind.
But after watching Downton Abby last night I had the idea to just go with something simple and easy. Going this route might save me some money and would still be lovely.
Sometimes I build up extraordinarily high standards in my mind and then try to force myself to accomplish them without the skills necessary to do so. So this might be the better route to go. It just looks comfortable. I worry about my corset though. I'm uncertain if I will have time to make another for the teens and might have to end up wearing my Victorian one instead. Although it might be smarter to take the busk out of my Regency stays and wear it loosely. Because going sans corset just doesn't seem right with my shape.
To add to my confusion I ordered Patterns of Fashion 1860-1940 the other day and am awaiting its arrival. It it has something more interesting and doable I might forgo a pattern from a store. This could be risky but I might be able to work on two simultaneously. Still excited and eager to get working! Wish me luck ;)