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Silk regency era gown

Silk dupioni regency era gown
Pleated bodice, wrap front
Back bustle, drop puffed sleeves, curved back seams
Chemise with Falt felled seams
Short stay, Hand sewn eyelets
Silk dupioni regency era gown

Silk dupioni regency era gown

Jane Austin fans and seamstresses alike will appreciate these Regency era pieces. Silk Dupioni ball gown features, a beautiful back bustle, dropped, puffed 3/4 length sleeves, curved back seams and pleated bodice detail. This Unique style wrap dress is perfect for dancing the night away at a ball.

Oh and don't forget the undergarments! The most important part of this collection, Although they are not seen the chemise and short stay are vital for creating the correct fit and shape of this gown.

The short stay alone,with three layers, feauring side and front boning,hand embroidered eyelets,front lacing and bust gussets, took me 3 months to complete.

All sewing and methods are historically acurate, much of the sewing in the gown was done by hand.

This undertaking was a completion of my highschool senior project and was a delight to work on. (And a delight to wear!)

Thank you for you consideration


Pattern or design used: The elegant ladies closet, sense and sensibility patterns

Comments (1)

rakijaa rakijaa writes: This is lovely! I have the Sense and Sensibility patterns, and need to make a gown soon. This is great inspiration....
Posted: 6:13 pm on November 3rd

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