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Made by a Fabricista: A Regency Day Dress

With Emma 2020 and Bridgerton both coming out last year, I had the push I needed to start playing with the Regency Era. The pattern came from Janet Arnold's Patterns of Fashion. I was drawn to the bib front design primarily because it would allow me to get in and out of the dress on my own. 

Scaling up the pattern and making a mockup was the first step.

Then it was onto piecing the bodice together and figuring out exactly how full I wanted the skirt.

I still haven't figured out what closures I want on this dress, but it's historically accurate to pin yourself into gowns. And That's what I'm going to do for now.

Like anyone trying something new for the first time, I see ALL of the flaws, but I'm also very proud of this dress. It's the beginning of a new adventure, and I can't expect myself to know everything right now. The most important thing about this project is that I did it. 

MARTY  @scrapsandsequins


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  1. Love it! Any chance you'll be making a pattern? (that Janet Arnold is pricey!)

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