I wanted to share a Regency Gown (costume) I made. I really like historical costumes, and have gotten stuck on regency, empire, high-waisted era reproductions. I found a lady on the internet that has created her own Regency pattern and had to try it.
I think over all I like the results. Although next time I will use a much lighter material. I used silk this time around and am not happy with the “flow” of the gown. (It’s kinda pokey!) 🙂 It was a good pattern, and for a change it actually fit right. (If you can believe it!) I have really bad luck when it comes to pattern fit. For the most part I make a muslin first to make sure I don’t have any problems. I made a muslin with this pattern, and was pleased to find that it was pretty right on and didn’t need to change it that much.
I wonder what material I should have used to make a more acurate toile? I just used cotton muslin and didn’t even think that the silk would have behaved in that way… Live and Learn I guess! 🙂
Here are some pictures and a link to Dragonfly Formals if anyone wants to try it out.