Lynn’s Regency Crossover Ballgown

By Jennie Chancey

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I have posted on my blog the latest dress for a customer (my first!). The crossover bodice is great, and very flexible. All in all, it was a success and she seems very happy with it. She is a pianist and was concerned to have freedom of movement and comfort, and it passed on both cases. She is preparing for a Regency performance of music and readings, so I think will fit in well.

Now I am preparing to have a booth at the Living History Conference here at the end of the month. I hope some of the re-enactors will want a ball gown, or at least think about ordering one, and it should be fun!

Thanks!
Lynn M.

This is wonderful work! Making a gown for a pianist is a real challenge, as it is essential to have freedom to move through the shoulders and arms. Lynn did a fabulous job on the sleeves to create that freedom. This is just a beautiful outfit!

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5 Comments on Lynn’s Regency Crossover Ballgown

  1. Rebecca Newton
    April 4, 2009 at 5:14 am (5 years ago)

    Lynn,
    What a fetching creation! It just begs to be worn, and I’m sure your client will be thrilled with its comfortable elegance! Excellent work!
    Rebecca Newton

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    • Lynn Macintyre
      September 11, 2010 at 5:06 pm (4 years ago)

      Thanks, Rebecca, she was happy, and has worn it several times. I’m glad my adaptations worked out.

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  2. Robin
    May 18, 2010 at 10:39 am (4 years ago)

    I just looked at your blog. You are extremely talented! beautiful work!

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    • Lynn
      September 11, 2010 at 5:08 pm (4 years ago)

      Thanks, Robin, I’m glad you like my work! I just saw that I could add comments, sorry to be so long in responding. I am about to make another gown for this customer, the drawstring one this time, I’ll post it when it is done.

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  3. Lisa G.
    September 7, 2012 at 6:45 pm (2 years ago)

    This is gorgeous!

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