Flat-felled seams make a beautiful finish. They were common in the Regency era and are called for in my chemise pattern. Here’s a video to walk you through the seam!
May 2010 archive
I’ve received many requests to bring out a pattern for a bodiced petticoat. But if you already have the Regency Gown pattern, you don’t need another pattern to make a petticoat; you can just use the gown pattern! [Note: Ladies who are sizes 18-26 D and DD can use the Regency Gown supplement to make […]
If you’re new to ePatterns, you’ll want to watch this three-part series on how to put together your pattern sheets before you take the plunge. ePatterns are printable PDF files that create “tiles” you piece together to create your master pattern sheets. With a little effort, you’ll be on your way!
Modifying my Regency Gown Pattern is extremely simple. I've shown in my Diary of a Dress how to add a train, make an overskirt and add other fancy embellishments to a ballgown. The purpose of this section is to demonstrate how the bodice can easily be changed to button up the front rather than down the back (especially nice for nursing mothers!). I'll also include instructions on how to modify the skirt front for expectant moms.
Here is yet another modification you can make to my basic Regency Gown Pattern. This section will show you how the bodice can be changed to include a drop-front (or “apron front”) panel. This is a fantastic feature for nursing moms, and I can tell you that I absolutely love nursing my daughter in this […]
This is a project I undertook in Fall of 2000, creating a unique wedding gown for a customer. Through this diary, you will learn how to modify the original Regency Gown Pattern to add a train, make “window” sleeves, add a bodice inset, and more!
Question: Can I create a pattern from a favorite dress, blouse, or skirt without taking the original apart?
Answer: It can be done — and it only takes patience and a few tools!
When I was in Seattle at Expo, I took a class on what is ‘in’ for children’s clothing. One of the topics was shirring. Obviously, that’s not a *new* technique, but it was fun to hear all about how this is making a big come back in garments for all ages, but in particular, for […]
Subliminally inspired by the Rogers and Hammerstein song, this 1914 Girl’s Easter dress is fashioned in white eyelet with baby blue batiste lining and satin sash. The border eyelet I selected for the project was about 2 yards I had left over from making a smaller sized Girl’s Regency gown. As I had a limited […]
I am rather late in sending these, but I sewed our first Regency dresses for my two sisters and I back in October for our family Christmas picture. I used Mrs. Chancey’s Regency dress pattern which was wonderful and very easy to work with. I love my Regency dress and hope to make another one […]