I need a new formal regency gown. I’ve been scraping along with one (plus a silk overdress), and that is not going to cut it if I want to keep attending dinners and dances for this era. I’ve changed the trimmings on my one dress twice, but that only works so much for giving variety.
So, I need to make something new! I looked through my books, and I decided I wanted to do something a little more frilly and trimmed-up, more 1810s or early 1820s than c1800. In my searching I decided I liked a lot of the elements that appear in this dress from the Nordiska Museet.
It is a day dress, but I think I can make it a ball gown if I use fancier fabric, shorten the sleeves, and perhaps do a more tricked-out hem trim.
My fashion fabric is a semi-sheer dark blue cotton (sorry I do not have a photo), with two-tone stripes on it. I got it on the remnant table at G Street Fabrics, so it was less than $3 per yard!