Danielle dress altered for Regency style

Added Aug 31, 2011

by jesspolo

Warwick, United ...

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Description

I made this dress as a costume for a charity fundraising show based on Jane Austen. I made it in a hurry so it’s not perfect, but then the audience would have never known!
I used the Danielle pattern as a starting point, but obviously had to make some changes:
I had to make it longer, and I used hooks and eyes, not a zip (though buttons would do too, I guess).
I added width to the skirt pieces and increased the gather so I had about 4 folds, not just the two pleats, making a much more full skirt which is more suitable for the period
I also cut the neckline a little higher and more rounded as it’s very square and low.

Material Notes

I used a polyester fabric I had in my material box, so it’s not terrible authentic. The whole dress is fully lined in cotton, bodice and skirt.

Difficulty

Novice

Categories

For
Women
Garment Type
Costume
Style
Other
Material
Cotton, Polyester

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    Aug 31, 2011, 08.33 PMby MientjiB

    Very Pride and Prejudice – lovely :-)

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    Aug 31, 2011, 12.40 PMby ilksen bahşi

    my favorite colour .I like very very nice, beautiful dress. I just do not understand it,Where are you going to wear dress? school, work, home… I don’t understand it. Please help me

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      Aug 31, 2011, 03.49 PMby jesspolo

      It was made as a theatre costume for a show I was in. I’ve kept hold of it even though the show has finished as no doubt it will come in useful again one day for dressing up!

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Burdastyle

http://burdastyle.com//projects/danielle-dress-altered-for-regency-style