Regency Fitting Tips
Looking Good in Regency Dress IS Achievable!
Increase your sewing skills and make your costumes look like the clothing your ancestors wore!
Do you feel that Regency clothing looks terrible on you?
Afraid to make something from the Regency era because you have a large rib cage or are well endowed on top?
Do you feel that your curvy figure doesn’t match the slim Greek aesthetic of the early 1800s?
You CAN look good in Regency styles with a little bit of work to make the garments fit your figure in a complimentary manner. With just a few pointers you can feel confident when wearing these flimsy fashions.
Rarely does a pattern fit straight out of the envelope. Any one who sews knows you have to fiddle with it so it lays correctly over the individual figure.
But sometimes it can get confusing. You can feel lost and overwhelmed looking at such tiny Regency dress pieces and wondering how they will ever cover you properly. That was how it was for me years ago when I first started sewing Jane Austen fashions.
We all want to look fabulous and be proud of our costuming. No matter what your sewing skill YOU CAN!
Knowing a few tricks can help.
Like how someone with large arms can look decent in puff sleeves.
Or how to disguise your wide rib cage. Or, how do empire-waist gowns look flattering on anyone with wide hips & full bust?!
The biggest issue I hear with wearing Regency styles – “the dresses make you look pregnant! I’m 55 years old!”
Well of course they do… UNLESS you know the keys to solving this problem. They aren’t hard.
Let me teach you the tweaks to avoid this undesirable look.
What some happy customers are saying:
“Will refer to this again and again. A regency sewing can’t live without.” ~Roberta H.
“I bought your Regency Fitting Tips recently and I love it! It has many great tips and I haven’t even finished reading.” ~Victoria Woten
“Very good information for many aspects of putting together a regency dress and achieving the regency silhouette.” ~Pemberley Dreams (on Etsy)
In this valuable handbook I’ll get you on your way to looking like you stepped out of the past.
- Practical guidelines for fashions from c.1795 to 1820
- Tips to enhance your sewing skills
- Day and evening bodice fitting techniques
- The secret to a slim appearance in early 1800s clothing
- Corset fitting & sewing tips for a proper Regency silhouette
- How to fit fabric to the bust, shoulders and upper chest (the biggest area with fitting issues)
- How to cut sleeves to hide large upper arms (and minimize that banded-stuffed-sausage look)
- Working with sleeves for both day and evening bodices
- How to avoid gaping necklines
- Dealing with extra fabric around the shoulder area
- Keys to making the rib cage visually smaller
- Skirts of the period – how wide; where to gather; and trains
- Other general era-specific sewing information
and much more!
There’s no reason you can’t fine tune your costumes to look your best. You deserve to present a proper historical silhouette and feel great in your costume!
You want your historical garments to look like clothing they wore back then. The secret is in the fit of the fabric to the body! I’m excited to share with you the techniques I use in my own costuming.
Let’s work together so that not only does the costume look good, we FEEL confident while wearing it. And playing dress up is the best when we enjoy doing it!
You’ll be on your way to a beautiful Regency wardrobe!
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