Sunday, February 7, 2010

Sea Green Apron Front Regency Era Dress

I've dropped in to share my latest creation with you. I was in need of new well fitting Regency dress. 

Materials: What I simply love about this dress is it was a complete stash buster. Well, almost. I did have to buy some hooks and eyes, but what's one package of hooks and eyes when I already had the fabric, pattern, lining, trim and buttons?!

My inspiration:

My original sketch:

I used Sense and Sensibility's Regency Gown Pattern:

I modified the pattern a great deal. Patterns of Fashion I by Janet Arnold was a great help!
All of the inner seams are machine sewn and all of the outer seams are hand sewn.

And the finished product:


Elinor Dashwood/Melanie said...


emily said...

Beautiful Caroline! I love the color!

SinginginHisName said...

yes its gorgeous!!

Madison said...

It's so lovely!

Jennie said...

Simply gorgeous work! I love your modifications for the drop-front. If you're willing to share photos for the Show and Tell, let me know! Warmly, Jennie Chancey

Mrs.Rabe said...


Ashley said...

That is very pretty!!