Sunday, May 6, 2012

Spring Regency Ball and Picnic

          We had a lovely time at our Spring Regency Ball on last night.  We spent all day decorating the ballroom and it looked amazing.  Everyone was dressed to the nines, and we danced the night away.

          This morning was a gorgeous day for a picnic.  We met at Hendricks Park, which was full of rhodedendrons in bloom.  We had tea and scones, fruit and cucumber sandwiches, and lovely conversation.  Then we went for a stroll through the park full of flowers and birdsong. 

It was a wonderful Regency weekend!

Friday, May 4, 2012

Sneak Peek- New Ball Gown

The Emerald Regency Society has our annual Spring Ball in Eugene tomorrow night.  I'm giving a bonnet-making demonstration beforehand, and we're having a picnic the next day, so it will be a whole Regency weekend.  I have a new ball gown for the occasion.  It's a very pretty pale blue and gold brocade, decorated with cream colored braid.  I used point d'esprit over satin and taffeta for the sleeves and front panel, and I added pointed scallops on the sleeves and a knife-pleated ruffle at the bottom.  Here are some pictures of it.

Stay tuned for pictures of the ball and picnic!