Regency Gown Neckline Supplement

By Jennie Chancey

Ready to expand your Regency wardrobe? This supplement is the ticket! Designed for use with the original Regency Gown Pattern, the supplement provides options for necklines that will give you four new looks. Please note that this supplement was created from the most recent version of the Regency Gown Pattern (2005) and will not line up exactly with pieces from the older version of the pattern. Please feel free to contact me if you have the original Regency Gown and would like a PDF file containing the updated pieces!

With this supplement, you have the ability to create high, plain or high, gathered necklines as well as gently sloping necklines (smooth or gathered). I’ve also included instructions for creating a period-correct drawstring closure for either of the gathered bodices. [Please note that this supplement is not for use with the Elegant Lady's Closet, as that pattern is completely different from the original Regency Gown. Thanks!]
 

Paper Supplement $3.50

 
 

eSupplement $1.95

 

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7 Comments on Regency Gown Neckline Supplement

  1. Rebecca
    February 21, 2012 at 1:09 am (2 years ago)

    Hi Mrs. Chancey!
    I am a 14 year old girl looking into sewing a Regency dress with my Mom. As I am a beginner we would prefer not to make the underclothing, and simply use modern underclothes. If we use the Regency gown neckline supplement (probably #2, gathered), can I still wear modern underclothes, or will I need to sew underpinnings?

    Blessings,
    Rebecca

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    • Jennie Chancey
      February 21, 2012 at 4:52 am (2 years ago)

      Hi, Rebecca! You actually can use modern underclothes for the original Regency Gown pattern regardless, since it has a longer bodice. However, if you are a “C” cup or larger, I still recommend correct underpinnings, as they give the right shape for the bustline (pushed in rather than all out front). Hope this helps!

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  2. Rebecca
    February 21, 2012 at 8:31 pm (2 years ago)

    Thanks Mrs. Chancey! I can’t wait to make my Regency dress!

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  3. Theresa
    May 8, 2012 at 1:01 pm (2 years ago)

    Hi–I haven’t sewn in a few years, but I’m getting excited about jumping back into it with your Regency gown. I’m about a size 12 off the rack, but very busty– a J cup. I don’t have a lot of experience altering patterns for my bustline and usually just end up choosing less fitted clothing. But I really want to give this a shot! I was thinking of getting this supplement to do the gathered neckline plus adding a few inches to the bottom of the bodice to make the waistline fall in the proper place. Do you think this will work?

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    • Jennie Chancey
      May 8, 2012 at 1:43 pm (2 years ago)

      Hi, Theresa!

      Yes, that will work perfectly. You can also see my bodice-lengthening instructions in the appendix of my Romantic Era Dress Pattern instructions. Just practice with muslin until it’s right, and then cut into your fashion material. Have fun! Warmly, Jennnie

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  4. Clara
    March 21, 2013 at 11:42 pm (1 year ago)

    Do you know where I could find a yellow floral fabric like the one in your sample photo? It is so yummy!

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