Saturday, February 27, 2010

This Week... Contentment

  Franz Xavier Winterhalter (1805-1873) Young Italian Girl by the Well

'So Moses and Aaron said to all the people of Israel, "At evening you shall know that it was the LORD who brought you out of the land of Egypt, and in the morning you shall see the glory of the LORD, because he has heard your grumbling against the LORD. For what are we, that you grumble against us?" And Moses said, "When the LORD gives you in the evening meat to eat and in the morning bread to the full, because the LORD has heard your grumbling that you grumble against him— what are we? Your grumbling is not against us but against the LORD." '
-Exodus 16:6-8 (ESV)

When we complain about or against a person or thing we are really complaining against God. We are saying that He is not capable of caring for us and of meeting our needs. God, in His patience and mercy, must prove Himself and His power to us over and over again. He must lead us through trials and tests in order to bring us back and make us lean on Him again.

Friday, February 26, 2010

Oh No!

I was afraid this would happen one day! I posted something on the wrong blog! Oh, well. At least it wasn't anything embarrassing! I have a private blog I share with two friends, one of whom moved last year. We use it to chat and share pictures. That was the where my last post on this blog was meant to go. Sigh... guess I need to pay more attention in the future!


Long time, no see! My family and I spent last week in bed with a stomach virus. It wasn't much fun. It took a while but I do believe I'm over that terrible experience now and can get back into the sewing room and kitchen. Actually, I've been back a little bit, not much has come out of the sewing room yet. The kitchen however is another story. I just baked this biscotti recipe. And oh. my. goodness. Are they ever divine!
How much tea? : )

Wednesday, February 17, 2010

Sewing for Spring: Skirt the First

Pattern: McCall's 3341
Material: Lightweight Denim

Tuesday, February 16, 2010

More Snow

It snowed again, this time for real!

Monday, February 15, 2010

Flowers and Swirls

Greetings! Sorry about the little hiatus, we've had some people on the poorly side. Here are a few pictures of an apron I made as gift for a friend whose lovely wedding shower my mother and I attended last week.

Fabric: August Fields by Amy Butler
Pattern: Butterick 5263 View B

Friday, February 12, 2010


Hello! Welcome to Mrs. Darcy's Dressing Room!
This blog is my place to share with you movie reviews, screen captures of beautiful period costumes and my historical sewing projects. I do not post here very often as this site takes second place to Standing in the Sunlight and both blogs always give way to faith, family and friends! Please use the guide below to navigate around the site and most of all enjoy your stay!

*Updated February 12*

Film Costume Gallery
Emma (1996)
Regency Era Chemise

Film Costume Sewing Projects

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Please check back often for new additions!

Picture Guide - Pride and Prejudice (2005)


 Brown Coat

Jane's White Dinner Dress

Monday, February 8, 2010

I *Heart* Linen

All pictures from LINNET.

Sunday, February 7, 2010

Is it aqua or sea green?

You can decide!

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Sea Green Apron Front Regency Era Dress

I've dropped in to share my latest creation with you. I was in need of new well fitting Regency dress. 

Materials: What I simply love about this dress is it was a complete stash buster. Well, almost. I did have to buy some hooks and eyes, but what's one package of hooks and eyes when I already had the fabric, pattern, lining, trim and buttons?!

My inspiration:

My original sketch:

I used Sense and Sensibility's Regency Gown Pattern:

I modified the pattern a great deal. Patterns of Fashion I by Janet Arnold was a great help!
All of the inner seams are machine sewn and all of the outer seams are hand sewn.

And the finished product: