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Learning to Sew A Regency Dress: From Scratch

Jun 30, 2010
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I wanted to make a Regency dress from a McCall M5696 pattern. I thought it would be a simple matter of lengthening the skirt and add more material to the back. But I found that the neckline was alittle beyond my skills and I messed up. The bodice was huge (it was gapping off my shoulders) while the skirt was perfect. 

This is a first attempt to make a Regency dress with a pattern that I had on hand. McCall M5696 is a great pattern for modern-day garments however I would love to get my hands on a Regency dress pattern. I made this piece from printed cotton and broadcloth. I went on to create another dress from the same pattern, keeping in mind how big the bodice was and I hope to have pictures of it soon.

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  1. User avater zeshuregi July 9th

    These are awesome,but i cant access your Etsy page!!!what,s the reason!!!
    wish you best of luck.keep it up...

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