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Topic: Regency/Empire gown project  (Read 4748 times)
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« Reply #30 on: February 27, 2014 04:36:31 AM »

Too many layers!   Shocked

I'm almost done with my dress and after a fitting yesterday I totaled up the number of layers of fabric I would be wearing as a properly dressed lady and it is too many, especially for my climate!  Chemise is one layer of fabric, stays are two more, a petticoat would be another layer or two, chemisette another layer, and dress two layers (lined bodice).  Total: 7-8 layers of fabric.  Tongue  I think I'm feeling more like trying the Directoire style of simply a chemise and lightweight overdress!  But my figure requires some kind of stays...

Of course 7-8 layers of fabric were not unusual for Europeans of the past.

Anyway, early Regency dress - without all the layers - coming soon!   Cheesy



If you've lined your dress bodice. You might be able to save a layer by just having a waist/strapped petticoat.
I only wear a full petticoat under a transparent muslin (unlined) dress.
http://stitchintimeandspace.blogspot.co.uk/2013/12/hsf-challenge-24-re-do-bib-front.html
Have you got Janet arnolds patterns of fashion? Some inspiration in that.
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