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Regency Dress - 1808

Added Apr 26, 2008

by katharinecro...

, United Arab E...






I made this out of an old bedsheet…
It’s a pattern I found online and I made it last summer when I had nothing to do. The pattern fitted me perfectly but I had to scale it up onto foolscap paper to make it into a pattern. The bodice part was easy but I had to invent my own method of pleating/draping the skirt as the instructions were not very comprehensive.

Material Notes

White cotton, muslin scraps





My mum for giving me the sheet,


for the pattern.

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    May 25, 2008, 11.46 AMby antigone

    This is so pretty! I have always wanted to make a regency-era costume. Yours is beautiful. I really like it in white!

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    Apr 28, 2008, 11.56 AMby katharinecrompton

    yes, clairelovestosew, thats the right period. It’s one of the easiest historical periods to sew as you don’t need miles of fabric or fancy underwear…

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    Apr 28, 2008, 04.33 AMby clairelovestosew

    Wow, this is something I only dream of making! Who needs bedsheets anyway?! Polychromatin, Regency refers to a certain time in history – I think 1800 to 1830? – where this type of dress was fashionable, especially in Britain, I’m not sure about other countries…Think of Jane Austen, Pride and Prejudice!

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    Apr 27, 2008, 12.53 PMby sunnyb64

    Beautiful— I can’t believe it used to be a bedsheet!

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    Apr 27, 2008, 09.25 AMby dianacirne

    It’s looks like you come out a book of Jane Austen anda are wainting for your lover!!! Wonderful dress!

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    Apr 27, 2008, 06.53 AMby polychromatin

    This looks really sweet and like a lot of work ;) Great job. But, what is a regency? (cannot translate it that it makes sense to me ;))

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    Apr 26, 2008, 06.43 PMby pinkstitch

    This looks wonderful! I came across this pattern a few months ago and wanted to make it up but had no idea what it would look like. It’s great to see it made up. Well done!

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    Apr 26, 2008, 05.50 AMby nikkiclare68

    Very pretty! Great job!

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    Apr 26, 2008, 05.24 AMby marmota-b

    A wonderful regency dress from a bedsheet… I love it.

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