Regency 1810 with drawstring front closure

Regency gown with front closure

Nickname: The Christmas Angel dress


White cotton batist with gold block printed pattern dress. Closes in front with a drawsting at the neckline and under the bust. This pattern went together without too much trouble. I opted for a gathered back instead of a box pleat and short sleeves. Unfortunately I have worn this dress only once. On Christmas Eve at home during the uneventful lockdown of 2020, as the beautiful gold block print faded an awful lot after washing. I was trying to get the marks in tailor's chalk out. I tried to fix the problem and ended up making it only worse. If I would make this dress again and I am really tempted because I like it a lot. I would a little more width to the front panel to create more gathers and hopefully hide the front opening a little better.

Pattern used

Chemise- Ladies' Regency and Romantic Era Corset, Corded and Theatrical Versions, with Chemise, approximately 1805-1840, #115 Laughing Moon
Stays- Ladies' Ladies' Regency and Romantic Era Corset, Theatrical Version, with Chemise, approximately 1805-1840,#115 Laughing Moon Mercantile
Bodiced petticoat, bumroll and pocket, #132 Laughing Moon Mercantile
Gown- Regency dress with front closure about 1810 Sewing Pattern #0219 Black Snails Patterns

Alternate views

Gathered back

Costume made and worn in 2020