Back when I used to sew professionally, I often received requests to reproduce gowns seen in portraits or fashion plates. This is a gown I made in 2001, savoring every moment of this delectable project! My customer asked me to copy the gown and the chemisette with standing “ruff” collar seen in the Regency portrait at left. She sent me a  box loaded with the most delicious crimson silk velvet, gold cord, and stiff organdy for the collar/chemisette. The gown I made from my original Regency Gown Pattern. The chemisette with standing collar I made up on my own from the portrait. Below you see the results.

Reproduction Regency Gown with Ruffled Chemisette

Reproduction Regency Gown with Ruffled Chemisette

Reproduction Regency Gown with Ruffled Chemisette

In this photo, you can see that the neckline edge of the ruffled collar is bound in the silk velvet and trimmed with gold cord to match the portrait.

Reproduction Regency Gown with Ruffled Chemisette

5 comments on “Reproduction Regency Portrait Gown”

  1. The woman in the portrait is Serena Livingston Croghan. She was from New York and married George Croghan, the nephew of George Rogers Clark and William Clark. She had been engaged to Washington Irving at one time. Very interesting lady!

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