My Regency Gown ~ Part I

11 July 2010

I know, I know, you haven't heard much from me involving my regency gown, have you? For that, I apologize. And I am also going to inform you of a sad change of plans - I will no longer be making the gown that Marianne wears in the piano scene, which I said I was going to make in this post. Alas, the pattern would be too difficult for a beginner sewer such as myself. So, I am going with something a bit easier. Something along the lines of this...

Or this...

Here's another good example...

And here's a final view...

Basically, I am going to make a simple, classic regency-style dress with elbow sleeves. Not too fancy, but still very pretty.

Today we started making the chemise, which is worn under the gown and is like a slip. Here are some pictures:

 A close-up of the pins I used to attach the pattern to the fabric

The pattern for the gussets

Flat-felling the seems

The attached sleeve

The "almost finished" chemise. The neckline is all that needs to be done, and the hemming on the sleeves and hem.

Unfortunately, that is all I have for now. We will be finishing the neck and doing the hemming tomorrow, and when that happens, I will take pictures of my finished chemise to show you. :)

6 epistles:

  1. Wow! It's beautiful so far! Can't wait to see the finish product!

  2. Oh, it looks great, Lizzy! I can't
    wait to see the actual dress. :-)

    --much love,
    Lindsay <3

  3. I should post photos of my finished Regency gown! I made it in March for a history fair. It has short puffy sleeves and is made of a gorgeous corally pink fabric. I can't wait to see yours finished!

    Queen Lucy

  4. It will be interesting to see the sewing on your dress as you progress in sewing because you will see when you first started the dress to what you did at the end.

    Usually, my first stitches are the best because I have more patience at the begining. :D


  5. That chemise was great fun to make!! I had a hard time with the flat-felled seams at first, but once I got the hang of it, it was so fun!

    Best wishes on your Regency gown! I love wearing mine.

  6. I absolutley love that button, and I got a ton of compliment on that pic when I posted it! I would LOOOOVE to have that as a button. You're so talented. Can you make me a button with it???

    With Love and Blessings,
    Bleah Briann
    P.S. I'm back btw :) *wink* I missed you.


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