A Regency Wardrobe Part 2: Main Garments

For more info on this post please refer to PART ONE: Undergarment

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*SOME IMAGES IN THIS POST ARE NOT MINE. THEY ARE NOTED AND LINKED TO PINTEREST AND CREDITED WHERE APPLICABLE.*

Next Jennifer talks Main Garments:

Working dress – 2 everyday functional ones - Current - 0, I say 0 but I have one that maybe would work but I have two bedsheet fabrics that I plan to make into work dresses. The goal will be to try some outdoor light yard work in them or baby wrangling haha... we will see how that goes.  Here are some ideas:

I think this was from Augusta Auctions? I can’t find an original pin right now

I think this was from Augusta Auctions? I can’t find an original pin right now

A few Short Gowns and skirts would be nice to be interchangeable.

Simple Everyday Around the house:

The dress above is 1815-1818 from the MET. I Love the cross over front with collar and ruffles.

Cotton dress from Domkirkeodden museum 1810-1815. I would probably do a drawstring in the front instead of back to be able to get in and out of myself.

Current one that I will probably make a work dress because I don't love it enough to wear to events anymore:

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First time I wore it 8 years ago....first regency dress ever made

First time I wore it 8 years ago....first regency dress ever made

Day Dress - 5 - Current 4, but really I don't like one and I'll probably move it to a work dress and another I don't think the print is historically accurate enough but for just at home I'm sure its fine.

Evolution of this dress. Left is new Right is old. Current sleeves much better and I finally love this dress. I also added tape ties at the waste and it is only drawstring closure instead of buttons in the back.

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Newest Dress

and current favorite of course.

I love the fit of this dress but the print is not historically accurate but it is one of my more flattering styles.

Hand draped by me.

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My least favorite dress above. It can never decide what it wants to be.

Inspirations for future day dresses:

1812 Costume Parisian fashion plate - Beautiful crossover gown in a checked fabric.

1812 Costume Parisian fashion plate - Beautiful crossover gown in a checked fabric.

I found this dress on Pinterest attributed to the  Fries Museum  but I cannot find the original on their website.

I found this dress on Pinterest attributed to the Fries Museum but I cannot find the original on their website.

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Journal des Luxus und der Moden, 1797, T 34, Georg Melchior Kraus, 1797

I love this early style dress. The color and the way it closes. I also love the hate. basically everything about this I love. I also assume it laces inside the back to tighten?

I mean I could go on and on with Day Dresses

Riding habit – skirt and bodice - Current -0 this may be a 2010 ensemble. My mom does have horses but making it over to ride might be a once a year thing and I'm not sure I could get it together by next year to plan something... But I am obsessed with this one (I have a large amount of red wool??)

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Dinner/Evening dress – 2 - Current -2. I'm satisfied with my current two and feel they are recent enough not to worry too much about a new one until later in the year.

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 I am on the left. It is a very 1795ish look but its fun and fits me well.

Opera Gown - Current 1 - this is a cross over because I would certainly wear one of my evening gowns the opera.

Ball Gown - Current -1? Not loving it. Made from a poly duchess satin. It will work for now. I plan to make a new green velvet sleeveless Spencer for it. Here is a goal dress I love (maybe green instead of the blue):

Here is a goal dress I love (maybe green instead of the blue):

Overdress

I mean how fun is this? and I'm completely in love with the cap!

I really plan to focus the next six months on morning and daywear. I want plenty of everyday outfits for general outings, promenading, picnics, and around the house.

Check out Part 3: Outerwear)