The high waist style of the regency dress was based on the empire style gowns fashionable in France. However, the English gowns were slightly fuller in skirt width than the French gowns. Sheer cotton fabrics such as muslin, gauze, and percale were the most popular English gown materials of the period. Cotton was imported from the Americas and India and manufactured in English textile mills. Since the gowns of this period were so thin, the cold of winter required the adoption of large shawls imported from Kashmir.
Also, the English tailors fashioned the Spencer jacket - a short close fitting jacket cut from the same style as the dress bodice worn underneath the Redingote, which is a long coat. (Separate pattern available for the Redingote and Bonnet).
This pattern includes photographic sewing instructions to make a Dress and a Spencer. All pattern components come in two sizes:
~ Sized to fit 18 inch larger dolls such as American Girl® and
~ Sized to fit the 18" slim Carpatina Dolls or Magic Attic
Recommended Fabrics: Muslin, sheer cotton,
- 1/2 yard main fabric for dress
- 1/2 yard lace for dress
- 1/2 yard ribbon belt for dress
- 1/4 yard contrast fabric for the spencer
- 1/4 yard lining for the spencer
- Snaps or buttons for closure
- Matching thread
Skill Level: Intermediate
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