Dec 15, 2008

Regency Open Robe #2

I've been busy and could not work on this gown until now.
Since drafting the pattern I've come to the conclusion it is much easier to work with the Janet Arnold pattern instead of the Norah Waugh version.

I've used the back and side back pieces from The Elegant Lady's pattern, and the rest is drafted up to match.
The pattern is missing the front piece at the moment as I ran out of interfacing. It is basically pieces of fabric joined together at the seams.

Pleats pinned into place using the illustration in Janet Arnold as a guide.

Pinned to my dummy. The interfacing is very awkward. Looking forward to using some real fabric soon.


Sarah Jane said...

I'm so excited to see this coming together! I've been afraid to tackle the one in Janet Arnold's book but the way you have described making your pattern has helped me tremendously.

Anonymous said...

I'm so glad to find someone else who is attempting this pattern. I purchased the Wingeo pattern in hopes that it would help me figure out the front pleating, but it was nothing like as it has the bodice and shirt as separate pieces joined by a waist band. If you could give any advise on the front pleating and lining attachment, I'm finding the descripton/directions in Pattern's of Fashion very confusing. My website is if anyone is willing to contact me, my email under the contact us link. Thanks so much. - Carey

Anonymous said...

your work is beautiful.
is it at all possible that you could tell me what janet arnold book did you get your pattern from?

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