The patterns I currently have at home are the two by Sense and Sensibility. I've made the drawstring gown in the ELC package a couple of times but I've never done up their original Regency gown pattern. And I ordered the Period Impressions 1812 bib front gown so I should have that in a day or two.
Does anyone think any of these patterns might work at all? Or do you suggest a different one?
I'm not to the point of scaling up patterns from books or drafting my own, yet, I hope someday to be able to do that.
Post by dawnluckham on Mar 29, 2011 10:13:59 GMT -5
The second fashion plate just looks like a V neck to me with a filler piece. You could cut any bodice that fits you smoothly into a V.
The “bibb” in the bibb-front gown can be modified in any way you wish. There are hundreds of examples of extent bibb-front gowns with differently seamed and shaped bibs. I suggest you simply play with fabric until you get the look you want. The bib piece is just a rectangle that can be scrunched, seamed, ruffled, - whatever you wish.
Post by Mme de Beaufort on Mar 29, 2011 18:24:10 GMT -5
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