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Topic: Regency Gowns (pic heavy) *Updated 6 Feb 2007 with Wedding Gown Ideas*  (Read 17856 times)
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« on: January 09, 2007 04:32:58 PM »

Hi all!  I'm normally a knitter, but I started sewing last fall.  I am practicing before I tackle making my own wedding gown for the summer of 2008.  I want my gown to be regency-esque (think Pride and Prejudice).  So I made a couple regency gowns recently:

1) A green one with pink flowers.  I used the "Elegant Ladies' Closet Pattern" by Sense and Sensibility patterns. 

2) A navy blue one.  I used 464 by Period Impressions patterns. 

I haven't finished sewing in the lining, so that's why it's sticking out of the back neckline. 

Feedback is welcome!

**Feb 6th 2007**
So I've been collecting photos of wedding gown possibilities. 

1) This is a gown from 1803 (from http://www.meg-andrews.com/showitem.php?item=6314)

2) This is a gown from 1805 (from http://www.vintagetextile.com/gallery_early.htm)

3) This is a gown from the V&A.

4) This was worn by Rosamund Pike in the 2005 Pride and Prejudice movie (the photo is from the Propstore, who was selling the costume). 

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« Reply #1 on: January 09, 2007 04:41:40 PM »

I love Pride and Prejudice and therefore I love these dresses! They are beautiful...make sure to post pictures of your wedding dress, I would love to see it!
« Reply #2 on: January 09, 2007 04:50:20 PM »

i LOVE both of these dresses. in fact, when I was watching the movie, i was secretly thinking to myself "holy guacamole these dresses are gorgeous!!" i especially like the navy blue one on you; it's very flattering.

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« Reply #3 on: January 09, 2007 05:07:07 PM »

Well gee, your "practice" looks like my best!  You have done a beautiful job.  The navy dress is a dream; I can just imagine how beautiful something like that would look all bride-y!

I LOVE period films; it's sort of a quirk I have.  They get me all fluttery, and I'm NOT the fluttery type!  That scene in P&P toward the end, the "walking through the misty field" scene.......oh, flutter, flutter, flutter!

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« Reply #4 on: January 09, 2007 05:27:36 PM »

Very nice! I just made a regency dress too.

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« Reply #5 on: January 09, 2007 05:45:57 PM »

lovely! regency has such beautiful clothes eh? Just a thought.. where would you wear them this decade?

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« Reply #6 on: January 09, 2007 06:15:28 PM »

  As far as wearing the regency gowns out - I just tried one on at a store today, I think that if you like something, there's nowhere you couldn't wear it. But no I didn't buy it, those cuts, not too forgiving for those with larger bellies than Ms. Kiera Knightly or our own Quincy134.
  Quincy134 - Those are beautiful and I have the most complete confidence that you will be able to complete a fabulous wedding dress. (Can't wait to see it!) That style of dress can just wisk you away to the arms of Mr. Darcy (who for me is Colin Firth in the BBC P& P) Oh! Mr. DARCY!

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« Reply #7 on: January 09, 2007 06:25:31 PM »

Both of them are lovely! And they look good on you too, which, sadly, seems to be a rarity for the Regency-style empire waist. But since I'm a shameless Jane Austen fangirl, I like them anyway. Cheesy

(And as far as I'm concerned, Colin Firth IS Mr. Darcy. Wink )

« Reply #8 on: January 09, 2007 06:42:46 PM »

I love the navy one so much I had to bust out of lurkdome to tell you how great it is!  It would look amazing in an ivory satin.
« Reply #9 on: January 09, 2007 10:14:29 PM »

Amazing work!  The navy blue one is very cool, though I love love LOVe the lines of the green dress on you.  Either would make a perfect wedding dress, though!  Have you picked out your fabric yet?

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