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Regency Gown

Added Oct 5, 2008

by cosmoblue

Los Angeles, Cal...






I made this gown to wear to a ball that was held by the Oregon Regency Society. I modified the 1805 Bib Front pattern from Period Costume for Stage and Screen, Vol II 1800-1909 by Jean Hunnisett to recreate the gown worn by Countess Daru in the portrait by David.

Material Notes

100% acetate taffeta, 100% Cotton Voile, cotton cording, straight pins





Countess Daru


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    Mar 12, 2010, 02.22 PMby kree-ations

    Stunning gown and you look FANTASTIC in it! Thankyou so much for showing such a clear photo of the back – I’ve been trying to make a pattern for a Regency style dress and the back has always eluded me as there are very few pictures and most are either too small or blurry. Thankyou thankyou thankyou!

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    Oct 7, 2008, 08.55 AMby justmica

    Wow, great!! Congratulations!

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    Oct 6, 2008, 06.08 PMby ainglis85

    I have a somewhat random question: I always look at these gowns and think that the sleeves must slip off one’s shoulders quite a bit. Do they? If they don’t, is it because the dress is so well fitted around that area?

    Absolutely stunning, by the way!

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    Oct 6, 2008, 08.19 AMby ohjoy

    Lovely, i made my daughter a dress very similar to this one! Though I took my inspiration from Jane’s ball gown in Pride and Prejudice. It looks lovely on you.

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    Oct 5, 2008, 08.21 PMby pange

    I love the details on the sleeves! Beautiful execution. :D

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    Oct 5, 2008, 08.01 PMby jsolnushko

    it is beautiful! what is muslin for?and why red?

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    Oct 5, 2008, 02.56 PMby cosmoblue

    schickchick – the red part was the body of my muslin.

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    Oct 5, 2008, 02.50 PMby schickchick

    i loveee it! whats the red part?

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    Oct 5, 2008, 01.57 PMby maldrich

    Fantastic Regency dress! I’ve never tried to scale up a pattern from a book. I’m so impressed!

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