The 12-Dresses Ball

The Good Time Regency girls were invited to a unique party. A member of an English Country Dance group that operates out of Toronto Ontario had suggested that they do a costumed ball. Many of the members responded that they did not have anything suitable to wear, so the member who suggested it offered to sew dresses for┬áthe ladies and vests for the men. I had never heard of such an undertaking and was rightly impressed. So the event was nicknamed the “12-Dresses Ball” and the Good Time Regency Girls were all honored to receive invitations to the party.

The Good Time Regency Girls

The Good Time Regency Girls

All of the dresses and vests that were sewn by one person in order to put on this ball.

All of the dresses and vests that were sewn by one person in order to put on this ball.

Dancing at the 12-Dresses Ball

Dancing at the 12-Dresses Ball

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Turban

The Good Time Regency Girls are attending a party this evening, and it called for a new hat. This is my first attempt at making a turban styled hat.

The idea started when a friend gifted me some thick soft cord that she thought I could use to form the base of a turban. I used it to form a loop to build the rest of the hat on.

Soft thick cord used to form the base of a turban.

Soft thick cord used to form the base of a turban.

Next I cut strips of fabric, edged them in lace, and layered them on the loop and sewed them in place.

Side view of turban.

Side view of turban.

Back view of turban

Back view of turban