This section is all about the costumes friends and I have made to celebrate the elegant, floaty, feathery beginning of the Regency period. The page content is split out mostly by type of garment; each section contains links to the garments, accessories, and so on that I've made. For more research documentation see the Research page.
- Everything 1790s: all posts related to the 1790s, including dress diaries, tutorials, research and documentation, and events.
- A History of 1790s Fashion
Gowns, Robes, & Petticoats
Hand-embroidered and spangled sleeveless/convertible spencer: an excruciatingly long project, yet one that ended well.
Accessories & Hair
Multiple accessories for the 1795 Full-Dress Ensemble: belt, fan, and so on.
BandeauPrecis of a bandeau and lots of false hair, 2011. Beautiful but hard to put together, and very hot to wear.
Reticule: Spangled and tasseled
1790s shift, from the Sense and Sensibility pattern, with alterations
Bodiced petticoat full tutorial: Made for a friend, this bodiced petticoat serves also as light stays. These petticoats could also be worn as an opaque layer under a sheer dress; I haven't made one of these yet.
A quick strapped petticoat, made for a friend.
Fully boned transition stays: The Past Patterns #30 1796-1806 transition stays. I made them for myself and they are terrific. No postings on them, sadly.