I was able to get this wonderful 1970s wedding gown that has a really great Regency look. Sadly the matching train was used as a tablecloth then lost which means I don't have fabric to match to make it look more Regency like. This will be my first project this year, I will be starting in the next week or so. See picture below:
One question that I haven't figured yet is how low to cut the neckline -- if at all. Low or high, square or V-neck?
I've already made stays, they aren't great but they hold the girls well enough. Part of why I don't like Regency period is that I don't think that my body is really built for this time period. I think of this period as more suited to a svelt and sleek body. I tend to look...um...extra ample in Regency stays and I don't like that in these dresses. Ok for Ren Faire, not so great for elegant evenings.
|Excuse the temporary shoelace tie :-)|