Tonight our local homeschool group is hosting a Country Line Dance, better known as the Brighton Ball, for teen-aged young ladies and young men. They held a practice event last Friday night to learn the dances, and it was so much fun just watching them spinning, twirling, curtsying and bowing.
But tonight the girls will be wearing their ballgowns and the men their best dress-up wear of suits or tuxedos. We watched the ball scenes in the movie Pride and Prejudice several times to catch the proper flavor of how to make and adorn Rose's dress. Then we would get lost in all the fun of the ball and have to go back and watch it over and over! I used the Sense and Sensibility pattern, regency gown. Just the sewing gave my heart a little skip every time I heard the faint swish of the purple-headed needle whishing through the pink silk fabric.
As she walked through the door I heard the gentle swishing of her gown. I don't know who's heart is skipping the most, mine or Rose's!