Cecilia’s Bib-Front Regency Gown


Dear Jennie,

First I want to thank you for having made such a great pattern! I love to work with it, it is so versatile and it fits so well. Here I have changed the Regency Gown into a bib-front gown and added a shirred bib. The ruffle around the hem is shirred with cording.


This is a stunning use of my pattern. I just sat here and drooled for a while as the photos downloaded. I’ve got an online tutorial for making a bib-front version of the Regency Gown, but Cecilia took it up another notch by shirring the front panel. WOW! Simply gorgeous, and thanks for sharing your work, Cecilia!

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8 Comments on Cecilia’s Bib-Front Regency Gown

  1. Adriana
    May 27, 2011 at 3:28 pm (4 years ago)

    Oh, I love what you did to the bib. It gives it such an eye catching look. Love the fabric too.

  2. Shelli
    May 27, 2011 at 6:00 pm (4 years ago)

    Bee-yoo-ti-ful! This is one of my favorite dresses so far. The self-fabric trim is just smashing.

  3. Cecilia
    May 28, 2011 at 6:39 am (4 years ago)

    Thank you sooo much! It was such a fun to sew it :)

  4. Vicki
    May 31, 2011 at 6:48 pm (4 years ago)

    Your gown is beautiful. The shade of blue is very flattering. I would like to know where you purchased your bonnet – it is darling, and I am looking for one like that to wear with my Regency gowns.

  5. Elinor
    June 18, 2011 at 3:39 pm (4 years ago)


  6. Elinor
    June 18, 2011 at 3:41 pm (4 years ago)

    btw you look like Marianne!

  7. Elizabeth
    July 5, 2011 at 10:01 am (4 years ago)

    Yes, you do look like Marianne Dashwood! I love the photographs, especially the one by that stone wall in the field. Would that be Colonel Brandon? :)
    The fabric is so lovely, I always love blues. The bonnet is stunning! Excellent work…


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