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Regency dress

Added Sep 3, 2007

by webeta

Zaanstad, Nether...






This is a dress I made for a regency play. Well, actually I’ve made four dresses from this pattern.
I’ve adapted the lenght, so it’s a floorlenght and I’ve modified the bustpart, this means I’ve got rid of the darts and just gathered that part. This made the dress more historic. Only the bodice part is lined, so that the fabric wouldn’t show through.

One dress took me about 6 hours to maken.

Material Notes

cotton, linen for lining, buttons






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    Oct 3, 2011, 10.22 PMby unsympathetic

    I really love the picture of you wearing this dress. This style is exactly what I’m looking for to make a regency dress for halloween.

    Can you tell me, what adjustments did you make to have the buttons go up the back, and did you do anything special to extend the skirt to floor length, or just extend the pattern lines all the way down?

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    Jul 21, 2010, 08.32 PMby kerstika

    They are all so very beautiful!!

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    Dec 28, 2009, 07.23 AMby Wendy C Allen

    Beautiful! I love the red stripe one best of all!

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    Jul 16, 2009, 03.01 AMby LostRedemption

    i love the idea of adding buttons instead of a zipper :D i really wanted to make this dress, but i’ve never worked with zippers before, so i think this might be the solution for me :) thanks a lot for the inspiration!

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    Mar 24, 2009, 05.23 PMby toriadore

    I love it! It’s very Pride and Prejudice.

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    Oct 26, 2008, 12.46 PMby adys

    Oh, this gown looks beautiful. I’m thinking about making Danielle as a gown but couldn’t imagine properly how could the dress look like with the long skirt. It’s perfect :) Thanks for the inspiration!

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    Sep 14, 2008, 02.26 PMby mcloughlinsarah

    these are fantastic. i love the fabric for the burgendy one. they do look very historic.

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    Jul 7, 2008, 09.27 AMby abucketfulofheather

    These are stunning! I love the buttons up the back, they’re a really nice addition.

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    Jun 8, 2008, 02.48 AMby olyaboieru

    It is so beautiful!You are like from another century! I like this style very much. It’s pity, we can’t wear such dresses with hats in ordinary life :(

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    Dec 10, 2007, 08.36 AMby clairelovestosew

    I love empire line dresses…. On these I especially like the square necklines, they look very neat and well-made. Amazing!

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    Sep 8, 2007, 04.08 PMby lauriana

    Mooi! (beautiful in Dutch) This way, I really like empire line dresses ;) And you did a really good job adepting a ‘fashion’ pattern to a ‘historic’ look.

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    Sep 5, 2007, 05.24 AMby webeta

    thank you all!

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    Sep 4, 2007, 03.17 PMby lilo

    Geweldig! (= gorgeous in Dutch). The brown one is my favourite.

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    Sep 4, 2007, 10.45 AMby fashion1

    I like the brown one, too. It´s gorgeous!

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    Sep 4, 2007, 05.16 AMby wyn


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    Sep 4, 2007, 04.17 AMby marmota-b

    That’s awesome! I especially like the brown one, with all the accessories and the nice hairdo to go with it. :-)

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    Sep 3, 2007, 03.47 PMby elainemay

    very pretty!

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