New Sketch

A quick sketch of the new ensemble – the undergown with an empire waist, but full through the skirt, and the open robe pretty much as it is in the Janet Arnold version.

My concern: will an empire-waisted gown with a full, gathered skirt make me look preggers? Is it just too much?

I’m also considering a sleeve on the undergown, and a cap sleeve on the robe, since I liked that image with the green robe so much. We shall see. It’s always easy to not add sleeves :-).


  • Anonymous

    April 18, 2009 at 1:15 AM

    THIS is why I don’t like regency styles. You inevitably look pregnant. If you’re in love with the style, maybe a thin silk would work? Habotai or washed dupioni, at the very least.

  • Anonymous

    May 6, 2010 at 6:53 PM

    What about flat pleats for the front and gathered at the back to lend to the bustled look without needing the extra padding. Is it a morning dress or an evening costume?

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