Hello everyone!! Sorry I haven't posted in a while. :P Here is a Regency outfit I made for Abraham to wear to Latta and to a homeschool Regency Ball this last April. Haha, the top hat is from Party City. :P
I love his smile in this one! <3
This tailcoat was the hardest article of clothing I have ever made. :O It was so finicky. I had to make two mock-ups before I got it right. My biggest problem was fitting the armhole. It was two sizes to big! I so wanted it to fit Abe just right. I actually went to a fellow sewer and asked her for help, she was the one that suggested that the armhole was to big. So after adjusting the armhole by two sizes and shorting the back by 1-2 inches and shortening the sleeves by a little bit, I was finally able to make the final product! I was so nervous I was going to make a mistake when I cut into my pricey wool. But in the end I think it turned out pretty good and I think Abe really likes it as well. ;)
I made his breeches from a pair of white pants from the thrift. I just chopped the bottom part of the leg off hemmed it to below his knee, put a button on it and voila!! :)
His cotton waistcoat was very simple. It was all the buttons and button holes that took the longest. Also all of the buttons on the waistcoat and tailcoat are cloth covered. I believe there are 10 (?) buttons on the waistcoat.
Aha! There are his lovely boots that I found at Goodwill!!! <3 I was so happy when we found them. We had been searching for a pair of Regency shoes for Abe for a long while, and came across these beauties while searching for material. :D
This is the only photo I have of the back of Abe's tailcoat. :P My mom took this photo while we were at the Ball last April, which was a ton of fun! Sometime I will have to do another blog post on my Regency ball gown.