Regency style day dress created in preparation for a summer PEERS Pride and Prejudice picnic.
Items constructed for this costume:
ChemiseCotton chemise with ribbon drawstring at neckline, gusseted short sleeves.
StayWhite 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.
ChemisetteWhite cotton chemisette with ruffled collar. Drawstring on both neck and bottom edge.
Simplicity 4052 View C
DressGreen 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:
BonnetPurchased 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.