Monday, 21 February 2011

Green Saree Regency - the plan 2

I've found my first Regency dress sketch, based on the Sense & Sensibility Regency Dress Pattern.

And I've received a helpful anonymous comment on my first Green Saree Regency plan, explaining that these diamond-back dresses usually closed in front (as I suspected).
Inspired by that comment, the neckline above and all the round gowns I've seen, like the Met one featured in that preceding post, I drew another sketch.
I think this one should finally work the way I want it to.
The neckline is higher than usual. I stick to that. Boatneck necklines suit me.
But the drop-front should make it easier to put on by myself.
I still have to figure out what's going on at the "waist", but that's a minor obstacle now that I've settled on a style. :-)


  1. wow! I love this style too! what color will it be?

    this makes me wish I had a better sewing machine! :D

  2. I can't wait to see this made, I think the regency style looks very good on most ladies and is one of my favorites.

    I actually bought all of the stuff to make a similar dress (to the top drawing) but gave up before I even started because I won't have anywhere to wear it.

    I am really very impressed that you can draft patterns yourself, I never have gotten the hang of it.

  3. Hannah: Bright green, printed with flowers. See the first plan linked above.
    And I'm going to sew it by hand... my sewing machine is acting up, and since this is a historical gown, I'm trying at all handsewn. It takes much longer, but I can take it with me...

    Stephanie: I think Regency actually has the advantage of passablity for modern wear. :-) Old-fashioned modern wear, but that's not something I personally would mind.
    As to pattern drafting - I guess it depends on what kind of learner you are. I'm rather visual, and can sort of imagine how things in 2D will look in 3D, which makes matters easier for me. But I'm nowhere perfect. :-)