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1813 Leipzig Regency outfit

Added Oct 21, 2013

by gemmafloyd

Warsaw, Poland






This is an ensemble I prepared for the 200-year anniversary of the 1813 Battle of the Nations reenactment in Leipzig.
The ensemble consists of a dress, spencer, bonnet, and reticule.
The dress is made from white cotton with maroon machine-embroidered flowers. I used a maroon colored sash to underline the bust.
The spencer is made of dark green cotton velvet, lined with raw cotton, with synthetic interlining to give it warmth.
The bonnet is completely hand-sewn. The form is made from two layers of felt with a plastic mosquito net in between the layers to give the hat its stiffness. It’s covered with a dark green cotton on the outside and a white one on the inside. It’s trimmed and embellished with wine-red coloured ribbon.
The reticule is made of dark green velvet with machine-embroidered light pink flowers. It’s lined with a green silk from my scraps stash.

Material Notes

Dress: white cotton with maroon machine-embroidered flowers, ribbon
Spencer: dark green cotton velvet, raw cotton lining, synthetic interlining
Bonnet: plastic mosquito net, felt, dark green and white cotton, ribbon
Reticule: dark green velvet with light pink machine-embroidered flowers, green silk




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    May 10, 2014, 09.27 PMby freaky-philomeen

    …had to stroll around your creations a bit ;)) you are such a genius and everything you make suits you soo well!!

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      May 10, 2014, 10.07 PMby gemmafloyd

      Wow, thanks for the very nice complement :)

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    Oct 27, 2013, 11.39 AMby alekat

    so great! i always admire the sewers who make period costumes. Your so clever!

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      Oct 28, 2013, 10.16 PMby gemmafloyd

      Thank you! :)

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    Oct 23, 2013, 02.27 PMby Deanna31

    What a lot of work! But worth it! It looks straight out of a Jane Austen novel

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      Oct 23, 2013, 05.43 PMby gemmafloyd

      Thank you! It was my first take on this time period :)

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      Feb 18, 2015, 01.41 PMby Deanna31

      Wow I’m impressed!

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    Oct 22, 2013, 02.42 AMby rita61


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    Oct 21, 2013, 09.28 PMby Ellen Hatteland

    Lovely! Great job ;)

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