French Regency gown

Images of our latest commission for a French Regency Era evening gown. It is made of 100% silk with a full cotton lining. This gown was based upon two images from the period:

EPBPortrait of Elizabeth Patterson Bonaparte (source unknown)


Extant French gown in blue silk (source unknown)

This commission was for a celebratory event to honor Maryland native Elizabeth Patterson Bonaparte. Known as Betsy, EPB was sister in law to Napoleon of France. �You can read more about her at�

In the meantime, here is the gown.


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About Susan

Hi! My name is Susan and I am a historian, seamstress, teacher, mother, and wife. My passion for history has manifested itself in the art of recreating clothing from different periods of time. Growing up in the American South, I am heavily schooled in the art of recreating clothing from the 19th century. After nearly a decade of immersing myself primarily in the Victorian period, I found the need to branch out and explore other periods of time. However, it is my connection with the American South and the clothing of rural America that continues to be the driving force behind my designs.