Tuesday, June 15, 2010

regency underthings

A number of us are working on creating some new Regency-period costumes for the 19th c. tea, the Antique Elegance Show, or for the Pride and Prejudice Pity Party next year.  If you would like to see a good overview of some of the major Regency undergarment patterns that are out there, you might want to check out this site.  I thought this was very helpful - especially when they linked to pictures of finished examples! I'm working on the Past Patterns long stays right now, and I think I'm going to try one of those free chemise patterns at the top of the page.  I'll let you know how they turn out.


  1. Thanks for the post Jen! I was about to post my progress in the next few days. I have been a little uneasy the last creating Regency short stays. The fit was a little hard to get used to. I went with the Sense and Sensibility pattern. I knew it ran big so I tried to scale the pattern down but still needed to take it in a few places. Overall though I think they are fitting like they are supposed to. I will post pictures later tonight. :)

  2. I'm scaling the corsets and crinolines pattern this very minute. I'd like to convert it to short stays. Cross your fingers for me that I don't muck up the conversion, haha as I'm Totally winging it!