Hello! I received your Elegant Ladies Closet and Regency Underthings patterns for my 16th birthday this past December, and was so elated! A dear friend of mine and I are planning to do a Regency challenge for all of 2009, wearing only period correct Regency clothing the whole year, so I got to sewing my first gown as soon as I found some nice fabric in my stash. I’ve made a complete outfit: chemise, stays, and gown. I did only a bit of it by hand, as I wanted to get used to the pattern, and this is just my ‘practice’ gown. I wanted to make the gown a little more fancy but still simple, and when I came across the purple print material I knew exactly how my gown was going to look! After showing it to my friends, I’ve got two who are asking me to make them gowns! Eek! I’m going to be ordering your Regency Gown pattern, and the Pelisse/Spencer pattern very soon!
This is a fantastic Regency Gown–hard to believe it’s her first! But I’ve always been so happy to see beginners turn out some of the most stunning work. What a delight!