Here is a pattern with something for everyone! I took some designs I'd played around with years ago and turned them into a “mega pattern.” All of the pieces are totally correct for the time period and can be mixed and matched to create an entire wardrobe of gowns!
Modifying my Regency Gown Pattern is extremely simple. I've shown in my Diary of a Dress how to add a train, make an overskirt and add other fancy embellishments to a ballgown. The purpose of this section is to demonstrate how the bodice can easily be changed to button up the front rather than down the back (especially nice for nursing mothers!). I'll also include instructions on how to modify the skirt front for expectant moms.
I’ve gotten a lot of neat stories and photos from customers over the years, but this one has to take the cake. First, let me share the note this husband sent to me earlier this year when he inquired about my Regency patterns: I’m actually making this for my wife as a surprise for our [...]
I just finished up my first attempt at the Elegant Lady’s Closet drawstring dress. I was SO happy with how easy it was to put together, fit, and with the finished result. I can’t wait to make more! Thank you, Mrs. Chancey, for such a wonderful pattern that can be used for maternity and nursing! [...]
I thought you might like to see a few pictures of my finished dress. I did all the outside stitching by hand and the rest by machine. Though I’d thought about adding trim, I was running out of time and decided on the gold sash and gold wired hair ribbon, along with a pearl necklace, [...]
Lisa helped her sister create this drop-front version of the Regency Gown from my pattern and writes, I completely fell in love with your drop-front adaptation, and I have two dresses all most finished for myself. The fun one is one I helped my sister draft out, and she sewed it to wear to her [...]