I’ve made considerable progress on my own Jane Austen-weekend ensemble. It will be lovely!
I drafted the pattern for the gown myself based on period pictures, and have the skirt already sewn and cut. The bodice interliner is cut and fitted.
The dress will be decorated at the hemline and neckline with some of the finest pieces of hand-embroidery I have ever owned. It is persian design done with fine silk stitching. The gown itself is made of warm ivory dupioni silk. Over the gown will be a colored silk vest that will be cut to show the embroidery on the bodice. I will wear the gown with a turban and an ostrich feather.
I’ll post pictures shortly and perhaps a bit about Regency-era Orientalism shortly. The gown looks amazing!