This Regency ball gown is made with a stunning crosswoven or “changeable” silk in forest green and pink that shines with a purple luster. The fullness of the skirt somewhat toward the back, the waistline dipping lower in the back, the even low and wide almost square neckline of the bodice, and the full puff sleeves are indicative of the later Regency period, 1810-1815. An optional sheer silk set of longer sleeves and overskirt match the pink threads in the gown and add versatility when a different look is desired. The crisp silk is meant to emphasize the fullness of the gown by standing away from the body and to provide the excellent swirl when dancing. This gown has been entirely hand finished to create as accurate a period look as possible.
- Ball Gown of Crosswoven Silk Dupioni
- Cotton lining for comfort when dancing
- Machine sewn inner seams
- Hand finished (hems, edging, and hooks and eyes)
- This project was the first ball gown I made for my Mom (the model, Hi Mom!) who wears this for English Country, Scottish Country, and Contra Dance events.
- I added optional sleeves and overskirt from sheer silk in the pink color that matches the threads in one direction of the crosswoven silk.