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Regency-style dress for Austen-themed tea party/bridal shower

Added May 20, 2010

by onetrooluff

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Butterick pattern B6630 view B

For years, my friends and I wanted to make Regency-style dresses, but we didn’t have a reason… so when it came time for my bridal shower, I decided to MAKE a reason. We had a lovely tea party and three of the girls (including me) made dresses for the occasion. My favorite potential fabric just happened to be white, and I figured that was okay because, well, I was the bride-to-be! I made the dress in two and a half days. I altered the neckline of the pattern a little and added the lace insert. I also altered how the lower skirt trim was attached, because the selvage of the main skirt fabric actually was just fine as a segue into the lace trim. Overall the whole thing was a lot easier than I thought it was going to be (especially the puffy sleeves).

Material Notes

Embroidered cotton fabric; wide eyelet lace trim for the skirt hem; back is laced with cord/hooks from hook & eye set.




Garment Type
Bridal, Evening Wear, Romantic

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    Jun 16, 2010, 02.37 AMby ielle palmer

    Yay Julie, you posted yours :) I just put mine up as well lol :)

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    May 21, 2010, 09.51 AMby chooocooolateee

    Lovely theme ! :)

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    May 21, 2010, 02.43 AMby sewgurlwmu

    Super cute! Thanks for sharing!

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    May 20, 2010, 06.24 PMby brenda42

    Lovely! All three dresses look fantastic :-)

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    May 20, 2010, 05.49 PMby gaviotaroquero

    Absolutely gorgeous.

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