Red silk regency gown

We just completed an early Regency Era silk evening gown for Perry’s Victory in Put-in-Bay, Ohio. The ranger requested the gown be adjustable so multiple interpreters can wear this gown when necessary. Thus, this dress can be adjusted up or down approximately 3 sizes. (Gown pictured at smallest size.)

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The gown is 100% silk shantung and is fully lined in cotton. I like to line all my silk garments with cotton as I feel it preserves the integrity of the silk. With the exception of the hem, all external stitching is hand sewn.


Sleeve treatments include adjustable self made ties which form a lovely bow just above the elbow.


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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.