Then last night just before bed I had an idea (I get my best ideas then for some reason). My problem was I was trying to take patterns that didn't fit and trying to force them to fit. Maybe I should try getting a modern pattern that fitted and then adjusting the shape to look regency-ish. I had in my head an idea after seeing aylwens post about pelisses and jenni's two piece regency dress of what I wanted. Front closure, simple neckline. And what sprang to mind was a little while ago for a pattern review challenge I'd made a pattern from one of my most comfy non stretchknit tops!
So I cut it out extending the front rather than cutting on the fold and raising the neckline slightly....then trimmed the length.
Cut out a strip of fabric so I could see what it looked like with a skirt section.
Now question is to make it more regency do I need to
......make the back higher?
....and those circular seam things?
(I see them in images are the just decorative or do they have a purpose?)
|From the back|
Edit: Here is my design and 'mood board'