is one of the Regency dresses I made for a Napoleonic re-enactment near
Nice. It is made form a simple cotton calico as I was portraying a working
class woman. The blue jacket is madce from cotton flannel and is called a
Here's a shot of
the back of the dress showing the shell buttons and the cuff treatment.
The neck scarf was made form a natural cotton voile with a check design
woven in. I used a commercial pattern for the basic design, but the seams
were in the wrong place so I moved them to the more period position. Of
course the pattern of the calico tends to hide the seam lines
Here' a closer
shot of the top of the outfit. I liked the gathers across the front, but
in my other Regency dresses I will not make the back gathered, it seems a
bit odd to me.
And here's what
it looked like when I wore it at Napoleon's Return in Golfe-Juan, just up
the coast from Nice.