Friday, December 12, 2008

Stepping Back in Time

I just stumbled across these two blogs by the same author, a gifted seamstress. One is called The Art of Clothes and seems to be a diary of great outfits-- especially those from films. Her other blog is called Pemberley Couture and is a dedicated to showcasing clothing the authoress has made. Color me impressed! This girl gets a kick out of copying clothes from films-- especially period pieces, it would seem. She's made dresses inspired by the films Sense and Sensibility, Emma, and the Chronicles of Narcia. It is truly inspirational!

Illustration of two Regency period gowns from

Now I'm not sure where she gets most of her patterns (perhaps she drafts her own!) but she does share this one for a Regency period gown like those worn in Emma and Pride and Prejudice. The pattern is available here at Sense and Sensibility Patterns.

Film stills from Emma and Pride and Prejudice showcasing Regency era dresses.

At Pemberley Couture, the blogger has some pictures of Regency era dresses that she created. I love the one below that she made-- the white muslin with the blue bow is so sweet. I think I may just be inspired to sew my own. Wouldn't this be a perfect summer dress if I were to modernize it a bit and cut it off at the knees? I'm thinking dotted swiss or eyelet...

Blogger AnnaKristine showcases her sewing and reproduction skills at Pemberley Couture.


Anonymous said...

I recently came across your blog and have been reading along. I thought I would leave my first comment. I don't know what to say except that I have enjoyed reading. Nice blog. I will keep visiting this blog very often.


elventryst said...

Thanks for visiting and thanks for the comment-- it's so good to have the encouragement. Sometimes I feel like I am writing for an audience of one-- me-- so it's so good to hear from others!