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Ready to expand your Regency wardrobe? This supplement is the ticket! Designed for use with the original Regency Gown Pattern, the neckline supplement provides options that will give you four new looks. Please note that this supplement was created from the most recent version of the Regency Gown Pattern (2005) and will not line up exactly with pieces from the older version of the pattern. Please feel free to contact me if you have the original Regency Gown and would like a PDF file containing the updated pieces!

With this supplement, you have the ability to create high, plain or high, gathered necklines as well as gently sloping necklines (smooth or gathered). I’ve also included instructions for creating a period-correct drawstring closure for either of the gathered bodices. [Please note that this supplement is not for use with the Elegant Lady’s Closet, as that pattern is completely different from the original Regency Gown. Thanks!]

9 Comments on Regency Gown Neckline Supplement

  1. Hi Mrs. Chancey!
    I am a 14 year old girl looking into sewing a Regency dress with my Mom. As I am a beginner we would prefer not to make the underclothing, and simply use modern underclothes. If we use the Regency gown neckline supplement (probably #2, gathered), can I still wear modern underclothes, or will I need to sew underpinnings?


    • Hi, Rebecca! You actually can use modern underclothes for the original Regency Gown pattern regardless, since it has a longer bodice. However, if you are a “C” cup or larger, I still recommend correct underpinnings, as they give the right shape for the bustline (pushed in rather than all out front). Hope this helps!

  2. Hi–I haven’t sewn in a few years, but I’m getting excited about jumping back into it with your Regency gown. I’m about a size 12 off the rack, but very busty– a J cup. I don’t have a lot of experience altering patterns for my bustline and usually just end up choosing less fitted clothing. But I really want to give this a shot! I was thinking of getting this supplement to do the gathered neckline plus adding a few inches to the bottom of the bodice to make the waistline fall in the proper place. Do you think this will work?

      • Hi, I see that the sizes here are from 6- 26DD, I’m an American 0-2 (and 5’2). Can I request this pattern in my size?

        • Hi, Helen! Pattern sizes aren’t the same as off-the-rack sizes. Check the measurement chart (PDF linked in the bulleted list) and go by measurements rather than “size.” I wear a 10 off-the-rack but have to cut a 14-16 in pattern sizes. Do also note that this pattern is only a supplement to the full Regency Gown pattern, so you’ll need both. This pattern adds more neckline options to the main pattern. 🙂

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