A blog buddy of mine is working on her Regency wardrobe. *waves “hi” to Nessa* She recently posted her Regency Dress Plans, so I thought I’d so likewise and post my transitional-period dress plans. For my wardrobe I’m planning 2 day dresses, 1 round gown of slightly nicer fabric, and 1 ball gown.
#1 – The 1797 Chemise Dress (day dress)
This is the inspiration – classic transitional shape with a V-neck and elbow-length sleeves.
Pattern and fabric:
#2 – Open Robe or similar (day dress)
The pattern and fabrics:
#3 – Ball Gown
The inspiration – simple shape and let the fabric do the talking:
Pattern and potential fabric – yes, it’s a “work dress” pattern, but I believe the shape and cut are correct:
#4 Basic Round Gown (day dress, but of slightly nicer fabric):
Pattern and fabric – same pattern as above, same idea but I’ll make the sleeves long. I love this fabric – magenta cotton/rayon silk blend with border stripes of burnt orange and purple:
Of course, these won’t happen overnight. Nothing around here ever does. And everything is subject to change at my whim, fabric availability and financial resources. But I’m a process person, so that’s (usually) OK.