Wednesday, December 24, 2014

Christmas Dress Blog Party

After ten years blogging I'm finally participating in something! Edelweiss Patterns Blog has been on my bloglist for a while, and this year Katrina is hosting a Christmas Dress blog party. I don't do vintage, but I did have a Christmas dress this year, and an event to wear it to.

I wore the green linen/cotton Regency dress I made this fall to wear to the Omaha NE Fezziwig Ball. It closes with hooks and eyes up the front, then has a bib front that buttons over that. More details on the dress here(so glad I made it ahead of time!). I love that it's so much easier to get dressed with  front-closing gown, but I'm not sure that I like the bib part.

Caleb's uniform is so epic. I love uniforms, and wool, and uniforms made of wool.

Every year putting on the Fezziwig Ball consumes vast amounts of my time, but I guess I like it enough that I just keep doing it! Next year, though, I'm definitely recruiting a personal assistant. This year we maxed out the building and almost covered expenses, and everything went well except Jacob Marley got strep throat, and now I know why actors have understudies.

Introducing the cast for the 2014 Fezziwig Ball. 

Every year our volunteer cast of actors improves and wows the crowd with sparkling renditions straight from Dicken's novel "A Christmas Carol." I'm so thankful for these people who give of their time for the joy of others.

Now that the Ball is over, I'm strictly on vacation, which means if I can work up enough motivation to get off the couch I can start work on that long list of sewing for me, which never gets done during the work week!


Katrina @ Edelweiss Patterns said...

I love your dress, Emily! You must have had such a fun time wearing it, as there's nothing quite as fun as dancing in a Regency dress. Thanks for sharing the pictures!

Happy sewing
Katrina @ Edelweiss Patterns

Esther said...

So lovely!! I love Regency fashion!!

The Marchioness said...

Thanks, ladies! I do enjoy wearing Regency because it's so comfortable.

fraeuleinnotter said...

Oh, it`s so beautiful and at the same time so natural looking! All the best from Vienna
Frl. Notter

The Marchioness said...

Thanks! I prefer the simple and less formal style.