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Easy Alterations to the Regency Gown Pattern

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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.  Read more…

Girl’s 1914 Dress by Rebecca

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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 […] Read more…

Gabrielle’s Regency Gowns

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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 […] Read more…

Little London Assembly Dancers

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Here is the long-awaited photo.  I have now dressed 8 members of the group and working hard to get the rest of them done.  We attended an ECD dance workshop and ball last night. The name of my group is Little London Assembly, and we have a separate web page for that at http://www.villageartscoalition.org, groups, […] Read more…

Regency Gown Pattern Class

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Photo by Rebecca Suerdieck of http://www.perrincottage.com

Covering six lessons, this class includes in-depth, detailed instructions that will take you from purchasing fabric to trimming a finished gown. Lessons discuss fabric types, colors common to the Regency Era, undergarments, and more. You will learn how to create a train or overskirt if you so desire.

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Class Registration $40.00
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