photo by David Bedno
regency green day dress

Regency style day dress created in preparation for a summer PEERS Pride and Prejudice picnic.

Progression of getting dressed:
chemise chemise with stay chemisette regency green day dress

Items constructed for this costume:



Cotton chemise with ribbon drawstring at neckline, gusseted short sleeves.
Simplicity 4052
chemise with stay chemise with stay back


White short stay with gussets for cup size. Laces in front with handsewn buttonholes, drawstring bottom edge, self fabric binding on edges. Three layers: fabric, duck, and lining.
Simplicity 4052


White cotton chemisette with ruffled collar. Drawstring on both neck and bottom edge.
Simplicity 4052 View C
regency green day dress


Green striped lightweight cotton high waist with gathers at back, long sleeves, short waistband. Pearlized buttons up back. White braid trim at neckline, band, and on sleeves.
Bodice based on:

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bonnet top


Purchased black visor/cap with straw brim from Talbot's and covered with green cotton striped fabric. Trimmed with white silk band, white feathers on brim, blue spray of artificial flowers, green and blue flowers with pearlized beads, black feather and white and black ribbon.
bonnet left bonnet front bonnet right bonnet back
bonnet left bonnet front bonnet right bonnet back
bonnet detail bonnet detail

Completed: Undergarments December 2006. Dress August 2007