Tuesday, May 29, 2012

Delivery of Commisson

So, I am pretty proud of myself today. I finally delivered my OpSail Commission to customer. I only posted pics of the dress, but I also made a fall front trouser and a shirt for her one son who will be a powder monkey along with his brother. I'm really just feeling like a boss right now, so I'll let the pictures do the talking.

For the pants, I deconstructed a pair of ladies size 0 linen capri pants.
I chopped up the other linen pants that matched closest and added the fall front:
There was an injury. For the record, I was attacked by the roll cutter. I stand by my story.
I started on the shirt. For the record, I don't read patterns. The lingo is like greek to me and the pictures are sometimes not helpful. April, my lovely friend and client, went to Fabric Depot and got me a historical pattern. Yes, I followed it.
I even made the button holes by hand. Yeah, like a boss.
This is AJ in his whole outfit. He really wasn't happy, but he was sure makes a great powder monkey!
And April in all her glory. God, I am so happy with this dress!
And the whole family!
And, with the exception of the details, like shoes and neckclothes, the family is ready to go to OpSail. If any of the Ladies and Gents of the Regency Society of Virginia or any of our other sister societys come across this lovely lady, go ahead and presume to make introduction, I know she would like it!

Nora A Baronets Daughter, Modiste


  1. Please tell her that most of the RSV in attendance at OpSail will be at Fort Norfolk (803 Front St., Norfolk). We would love to have her stop by and would do our utmost to make her welcome!

  2. April Thompson (Mrs. Marie Thompson Starbuck)May 30, 2012 at 8:13 AM

    Nora!!!! I can not thank you enough for the time and effort you have put into my OpSail commision! You have done nothing less than outstanding, and I am forever grateful!!!