sneak peak: the "jane austen" dress


i have just a few more things to add to my
"jane austen" dress before it is finished:
some straps and some other embellishments.

i've used this embroidered fabric before, remember?
i had some left over and wanted to use it
before i went out to buy more fabric.

i'm hoping to have it finished before the weekend.
wish me luck.


and, on another note,
i read one of my most favorite poems this morning,
and it dripped from my tongue
and my soul sang.
it's a poem by wordsworth called "farewell."
an excerpt:

farewell, thou little nook of mountain ground,
thou rocky corner in the lowest stair
of that magnificent temple which doth bound
one side of our whole vale with grandeur rare;
sweet garden-orchard, eminently fair,
the loveliest spot that man hath ever found,
farewell! -we leave thee to heav'n's peaceful care,
thee, and the cottage which thou dost surround.


Cassie said...

that snippet of jane austen dress is so very lovely! i can't wait to see the finished product!

C'est La Vie said...

Good Luck!
I'm excited to see this...

Brittany said...

Can't wait to see the finished dress! And Wordsworth is beautiful, isn't he? I love his poetry.

Emily said...

Eeeeee! I love it! Sooo pretty. Now I want to sew really badly. :)

XOxo- Emily

Dianne said...

I like this excerpt. I'm not sure I am understanding why he is saying farewell to the nook of mountain ground.

Anonymous said...
This comment has been removed by a blog administrator.
Makenzie Leigh said...

I love the dress so far, I cannot wait to see the finished project, I am sure that it will look great!

kelly ann said...

i remember reading this poem in one of my literature classes in college. i have never forgotten it! so beautiful.

i can't wait to see the dress when it's all finished! i bet it will be lovely. :)

S. Etole said...

such a beautiful snippet of dress ...