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Danielle dress altered for Regency style

Added Aug 31, 2011

by jesspolo

Warwick, United ...






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.




Garment Type
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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