Reproduction Regency Yellow Dress Butterick B6074 View A

Yellow Regency dress with pom pom hat and green spencer to wear to Friday night social at Costume College in 2014.
Reproduction Regency Yellow Dress Bodice. Reproduction Regency Yellow Dress at Costume College. Reproduction Regency Yellow Dress at Costume College. Photo by Andrew Schmidt.

Items constructed for this costume:


Yellow striped sheer cotton (blend) dress with yellow grossgrain waist and sleeve band has hooks and eyes in back, drawstring neck, and inside waist ties. Yellow cotton/poly blend lining has large cording at hem.

Pattern: Butterick B6074 View A
Made a size smaller than what the pattern suggested for my measurements.
Notions list is confusing. Used the 7/8" ribbon. Did not use 5/8" ribbon.
Step 6. I trimmed seam and clipped curves. Handsewing including prickstitching the casing for the bodice neckline.
Step 61. Drawing looks like zigzag makes casing and "securely" sounds like zigzag tacks lace down. Not sure which way is correct. View A inner drawstring appears to mean that gathers should be pulled to front otherwise back bags.
If original hook & eye placement is used, there is no modesty panel and just two points of closure which may gap open. Wear undergarments.
Size 14 cuffs ended up being too tight on me.
There were markings on the front center skirt that looked like a dart. There were no instructions for those markings. Unless you want marks down the center of your dress, don't mark them.
Modern undergarments make the bosom and neckline too low and do not look right. I used bodiced petticoat from La Mode Bagatelle.
Bust closed:
Skirt length from high waist:
Skirt lining circumference:

Reproduction Regency Yellow Dress Front. Photo by Vivien Lee. Reproduction Regency Yellow Dress Back. Photo by Vivien Lee.


Bright green silk dupioni spencer with button and waist buckle.

Pattern: Butterick B6074 View C Misses' Jacket
Notion list is inside on instruction sheet.
Made one size smaller than measurements.
Eased sleeve into cuff. Eased back into back collar. Shoulders were a bit wide and armpit low may be to accommodate dress underneath.
I shortened sleeves 3" for petite and sleeves still ended up long enough for Regency. Increased cuff widths by 1". Good for lightweight fabrics.
Reproduction Regency Yellow Dress Right Quarter View. Photo by Andrew Schmidt. Reproduction Regency Yellow Dress Left Quarter View. Photo by Andrew Schmidt. Reproduction Regency Yellow Dress with Green Spencer. Photo by Amy Osterholm.


Yellow silk Regency hat over buckram and wire frame with lace trim and yarn pompoms.

Pattern: Self drafted from a Regency fashion print.
Finished measurements:
Crown/height: 7"
Back brim: 2"
Front brim: 2.75"
Reproduction Regency Yellow Dress and pom pom Hat. Photo by Andrew Schmidt.

Completed: July 2014