Monday, July 14, 2014

Second regency dress

As soon as I saw the white soft chiffon at my favourite fabric dealer, I knew I had to turn this into my second regency dress. I already had the Simplicity Regency dress pattern (4055) in my stash, so the only thing left to do was to cut pattern and fabric and get them to the sewing machine!

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The result is a very plain but elegant white regency dress. I made some minor changes: I added some width to the front top and used a side zipper instead of the intended button or drawstring closure.

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I also made detachable long sleeves from the included long sleeve pattern in case I'd want to wear it in cooler weather:

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linnea-maria said...

It is beautiful!! Are you going as one of the Jane Austen caracters?

Laura Morrigan said...

Oh this looks lovely! <3 I was addicted to Pride and Prejudice as a child! I still love those stories!

MindLess said...

@ linnea-maria: No, I just love the regency silhouette and the flowyness of the dresses. I don't have any particular character in mind!

@ Laura Morrigan: Thanks! I have mixed feelings about the Jane Austen books, because I hate the behaviour of the women in the books but love the historic athmosphere...