Tuesday, June 30, 2015

Floral Print Regency Day Dress

I am so excited to share my very first bib-front Regency dress! I had been wanting to try a bib-front Regency dress and I am pretty pleased with how it turned out!
So what makes bib-front Regency dresses unique? Well unlike most Regency dresses that fastened in either the front or the back, bib-fronts have a panel in the front that gets fastened (in my case with handmade dorset buttons).  The panel also gets tied around the back and then tied in the front inside of the bib.
 The added bonus to bib-fronts is that they're super adjustable! ;-)

Handmade dorset buttons

I love how the gathering turned out.

You can slightly see the panel opening in the front.

Inspecting the shrubbery :P

I also made the reticule!

More dresses to come. I am currently working on three ball gowns for a Regency dance workshop and ball coming up next month.

Happy Sewing!

Regency Underpinnings

Here are my completed Regency underpinnings!! I used the Sensibility Underpinnings Pattern for the shift and stays.

I was pretty pleased with how the stays turned out. The only thing I would fix is to fit the cup size to me better. The cup is slightly large.

Ballet shoes from Bloch

 The petticoat I drafted myself with help from a tutorial from Sensibility Patterns. The bodice is boned and has a drawstring in the neckline.

Boning in the darts

I am excited to be adding more to my Regency wardrobe!!

Happy Sewing!