Hi Jennie!

I’ve enjoyed your patterns for seven or eight years now, but I’ve never been able to get my show and tell submissions to work (I’m not at all techie). I love the new site, and how easy everything is!

Here are some pictures of the Romantic era outfit I made about five years ago. I dropped the waist on the actual dress, so it’s not quite period, but left it high on the matching apron which is usually how I wear it. I LOVED learning how to do cartridge pleating! I’ve used it a lot since then as it’s so practical and pretty. Great work on your patterns and inspiring site! I’m looking forward to the new Georgian dresses. šŸ™‚

Gretchen P.

Aren’t these photos enchanting? This is simply beautiful work, Gretchen! Thank you for sharing!

11 comments on “Gretchen’s Romantic Era Dress and Apron”

  1. I love your dress and also your apron. Do you find the straight shoulder straps on your apron sometimes fall off if bending over? I couldn’t keep them on my shoulder so I sewed a bar across the back. I now cross them as in the girls edwardian apron. I must have slooping shoulders!!! LOL.

  2. I love the outfit..but what pattern did you use for the apron? It is different from the Edwardian Apron pattern available at this site.

    • Hi, Lisa!

      I am not sure which pattern Gretchen used, but I have directions in the appendix of the Regency Gown pattern that explain how to make one in the same style (if you wanted the longer waistline, you’d just make the bib front longer). Hope this helps!


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