Dresses

Pattern Description Availability Reviews and Online Examples
Dresses
19th U.S. Regiment of Infantry’s 1795 Gown Blue Roller-Print One size, scaled pattern Available at the 19th U.S. Regiment of Infantry Website None
19th U.S. Regiment of Infantry’s 1809 Apron-Front Gown One size, scaled pattern from the collection of the Missouri Historical Society Available at the 19th U.S. Regiment of Infantry Website None
19th U.S. Regiment of Infantry’s White Cotton Gown One size, scaled pattern from the collection ofThe Colonial Williamsburg Foundation. Pictured in the book What Clothes Reveal on page 152. Available at the 19th U.S. Regiment of Infantry Website None
19th U.S. Regiment of Infantry’s Bib Front Gown One size, scaled pattern. Pictured in the book Costume in Detail on page 373. Available at the 19th U.S. Regiment of Infantry Website None
19th U.S. Regiment of Infantry’s Grey Silk Gown One size, scaled pattern. Pictured in the book Costume in Detail on page 372. Available at the 19th U.S. Regiment of Infantry Website None
19th U.S. Regiment of Infantry’s Miss Margaret Ludlow’s Wedding Dress One size, scaled pattern from the collection of the Ohio Historical Society Available at the 19th U.S. Regiment of Infantry Website None
19th U.S. Regiment of Infantry’s Early Ohio Gown One size, scaled pattern from the collection of the Ohio Historical Society Available at the 19th U.S. Regiment of Infantry Website None
19th U.S. Regiment of Infantry’s Early 19th c. Muslin Dress One size, scaled pattern from the collection of the Ohio Historical Society Available at the 19th U.S. Regiment of Infantry Website None
19th U.S. Regiment of Infantry’s Front Opening Wool Gown One size, scaled pattern from the collection of the Ohio Historical Society Available at the 19th U.S. Regiment of Infantry Website None
19th U.S. Regiment of Infantry’s Printed Cotton Gown One size, scaled pattern from the collection of the Missouri Historical Society Available at the 19th U.S. Regiment of Infantry Website None
19th U.S. Regiment of Infantry’s Printed Cotton Gown c. 1805-1810 One size, scaled pattern from the collection of the Missouri Historical Society Available at the 19th U.S. Regiment of Infantry Website None
19th U.S. Regiment of Infantry’s Muslin Gown c. 1810 One size, scaled pattern from the collection of the Ohio Historical Society Available at the 19th U.S. Regiment of Infantry Website None
Burda Empire-Line Dress 2493

A drawstring gown, overdress, and shawl Available at local fabric stores None
Butterick 4890

A drawstring gown and overdress Available at local fabric stores (try Joanns during a sale) and through Butterick Jessamyn’s Regency Costume Companion review
Butterick Regency Gown Making History 6630
Two views, one with an overdress Available at local fabric stores (try Joanns during a sale) and through Butterick GBACG reviews
Jessamyn’s Regency Costume Companion review
Butterick 6631
Includes a spencer/jacket. Out of print Jessamyn’s Regency Costume Companion review
Dressing History c.1800 Day Dress A scaled pattern Available from Dressing History None
Country Wives Clothing for a Working Class Woman: A Dress Set 1810 to 1820
Pattern for a dress, with cutting diagrams for a cap, chemise, apron, and pocket. The chemise is the same as that in the Country Wives Two Chemises 1805-1807 pattern. Available at Wm. Booth, Draper None
Country Wives Settlement Series Clothing for a Working Woman – early 19th Century: A Bed Gown Set
Patterns for a bedgown, cap, and a pocket. The cap also appears in the Country Wives Caps for the Working Poor pattern. Available at Wm. Booth, Draper None
Dragonfly Formals Regency Gown Notes at the Dragonfly Formals site Available from Dragonfly Formals GBACG review
Fig Leaf Patterns Work Dress c. 1795 102

One view Available from Fig Leaf Patterns and Lost Coast Historical GBACG review
Jessamyn’s Regency Costume Companion review
Fig Leaf Patterns Long Sleeve Apron Front Dress c. 1799 103
One view Available from Fig Leaf Patterns Jessamyn’s Regency Costume Companion review
Folkwear 215

Includes a trained option Available from Folkwear and a variety of online stores with costume patterns GBACG reviews
Jessamyn’s Regency Costume Companion review
Harriet’s Josephine 10-L One view Available from Harriet’s Patterns None
La Mode Bagatell Regency Wardrobe Contains patterns for a variety of gowns and outerwear options Available from Ravenrook Clothier GBACG reviews
Jessamyn’s Regency Costume Companion review
Example at Historically Dressed
Example at Katherine’s Dress Site
Mantua-Maker Regency Frock 1810-1

One view Available from Mantua-Maker Image in the Mantua-Maker catalog
Mantua-Maker Open Robe 1810-2

One view Available from Mantua-Maker Image in the Mantua-Maker catalog
McCall’s 9107 Description not available Out of print GBACG review
Nehelenia Patterns 1805-1815 Regency Evening Gown Pattern NP E402 Based on an extant example in the collection of Hohenlimburg Castle in Hagen, Germany Available from Nehelenia on Etsy None
Old World Enterprises Empire-Waisted Gown 801 One view with flounce Available at Amazon Dry Goods GBACG review
Jessamyn’s Regency Costume Companion review
Past Patterns Lewis and Clark Era Empire Gown 031

Front drawstring closing, see the notes on the Past Patterns site Available at Past Patterns GBACG reviews
Pegee of Williamsburg 1810 Ladies Dress Cross-front bodice gown Out of print GBACG reviews
Period Impressions 1809 Daywear 460

One view Available at Patterns of Time GBACG reviews
Jessamyn’s Regency Costume Companion review
Example at Demode (the dress at the top of the page)
Period Impressions 1812 High Waisted Shortgown and Petticoat Pattern 462

One view Available at Patterns of Time None
Period Impressions Bib Front Dress 464

One view with detachable undersleeves Available at Patterns of Time My first version
My second version
Example at Historically Dressed
Jessamyn’s Regency Costume Companion review
Reconstructing History RH819 1780s Chemise Dress

Popular in the era right before the regency Available at Reconstructing History Example at Iena
Reconstructing History RH836 Regency Half-Robe and Robe

Appears to be based on a robe from Janet Arnold’s Patterns of Fashion and one from Bradfield’s Costume in Detail Available at Reconstructing History None
Reconstructing History RH837 Regency Morning Dress

Appears to be based on the bib-front gown from Janet Arnold’s Patterns of Fashion Available at Reconstructing History None
Reconstructing History RH838 Regency Evening Dress

Appears to be based on a gown from Janet Arnold’s Patterns of Fashion and one from Bradfield’s Costume in Detail Available at Reconstructing History None
Rocking Horse Farm Chemise Dress

Popular during the era right before the regency Available at Rocking Horse Farm GBACG review
Rocking Horse Farm Early 19th Century Gown

One view Available at Rocking Horse Farm Jessamyn’s Regency Costume Companion review
Rocking Horse Farm Gown with Calf Length Overdress

One view with overdress Available at Rocking Horse Farm GBACG review
Jessamyn’s Regency Costume Companion review
Sense and Sensibility Regency Gown

One view with an option for detachable sleeves. Can also be modified into a bodiced petticoat or a bib front dress using instructions here. There is also a neckline supplement available for purchase to create different looks. Simplicity 4055 is a licensed version of this pattern, but more ease has been added into it. Available at Sense and Sensibility Patterns GBACG review
Jessamyn’s Regency Costume Companion review
Review at In Timely Fashion (click on “patterns” on the side bar and then “regency”)
Customer examples at Sense and Sensibility
Sense and Sensibility Elegant Lady’s Closet

Two views with suggestions for variations included Available at Sense and Sensibility Patterns My version
Jessamyn’s Regency Costume Companion review
Crossover gown at Jenny La Fleur’s site
Drawstring gown at Jenny La Fleur’s site
Simplicity 4055

Two views, one that is identical to the Sense and Sensibility Regency Gown pattern (but with more ease added in) and another that is a drawstring gown Available at local fabric stores (try Joanns during a sale) or through Simplicity Comparison between this version and Sense and Sensibility’s
Simplicity Retro Regency Gown and Spencer 9221

Includes pattern for a spencer-like jacket Out of print GBACG reviews
Jessamyn’s Regency Costume Companion review
Simplicity Retro 9225

Includes multiple views Out of print Jessamyn’s Regency Costume Companion review
Wingeo 1765-1795 Summer Chemise Gown 208 Popular in era right before regency Available from Patterns of Time None
Wingeo 1795-1825 Overdress 256

Most appropriate for early regency Available from Patterns of Time None
Wingeo 1795-1825 Gown 257

Includes instructions for an optional train Available from Patterns of Time None

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