So with my redingote about 2/3 of the way done what did I up and go and do last night but start another project! A Regency open robe to go over my pretty but boring plain white regency dress. I got a bucket load of really cool silk shantung a while back. The orginal plan had been a polonaise with matching petticoat but once it arrived it was so slippery and soft and the pattern seemed a bit later to me, so it's going to be an over gown. I'm using the Janet Arnold pattern (p. 45) which I used before for my "Immortal Beloved" orange sari-esque open gown. Of course I can't find the pattern I made so I had to draft a new one (insert big eyeball roll here) but that proved to not be so bad. The bodice and skirts are just draped on the lining so all I really needed to do was the lining, which is now done, and then start draping.
Today is kinda busy but I'm hoping tonight/tomorrow I can finish the redingote and then move on the draping the Regency. Here's the fabric:
And a shot of the back of the redingote (it's not wrinkled on me, I'm hella long waisted but my dummy is not)