Empire / Regency dress with sleeveless Spencer 1805 to 1810 Sewing Pattern #0119 Size US 8-30 (EU 34-56) PDF Download

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This is a DIGITAL sewing pattern for a fine muslin dress about 1805-10.

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The bodice is gathered with drawstrings at the front and is closed in the back. The short sleeves are slightly puffed. The skirt can be sewn with or without a train, the width of the skirt is spread evenly all around the waist.

The sleeveless spencer in contrasting colors is worn over the dress. You can add a train to get a sleeveless open robe.

Fitted to be worn over stays or a corset.

This is a DIGITAL pattern (PDF), you can download both size ranges and languages after payment has been confirmed.
The pattern comes with detailed and illustrated sewing instructions in English and German. It is a multi-size sewing pattern, you can choose between Sizes US 8-18 (EU 34-44) and Sizes US 20-30 (EU 46-56). A seam allowance of 5/8" (1,5cm) is included in my patterns.
The pattern is ready to be printed out on DIN A4 or US Letter. Format DIN A0 to be printed at a plotter / copy-shop comes with a second email at no additional costs.

The sewing pattern itself consists of:
Size US 8-18 (EU 34-44): 24 pages A4/US letter or 1 1/2 A0
Size US 20-30 (EU 46-56): 30 pages A4/US letter or 2 A0


Recommended fabric:
Dress: lightweight cotton fabrics like cotton lawn or muslin
Lining dress: Cotton organdy
Spencer: silk taffeta or satin, middleweight cotton fabric
Lining Spencer: linen fabric

Fabric required:

US 8-18 (EU 34-44):
Dress:3.3yds. (3m) with a width of 54“ (140cm)
Dress lining: 0.5 yds. (0,4m) with a width of 54“ (140cm)
Spencer: 0.6 yds. (0,5m) with a width of 54“ (140cm) without train
2.2yds. (2m) with a width of 54“ (140cm) with train
Spencer lining: 0.6yds (0,5m) with a width of 54“ (140cm)
narrow cotton tape: 3yds. (3m)
hook and eyes: 2x

US 20-30 (EU 46-56):
Dress:3.8yds. (3,4m) with a width of 54“ (140cm)
Dress lining: 0.5 yds. (0,4m) with a width of 54“ (140cm)
Spencer: 0.6 yds. (0,5m) with a width of 54“ (140cm) without train
2.3yds. (2,1m) with a width of 54“ (140cm) with train
Spencer lining: 0.6yds (0,5m) with a width of 32“ (80cm)
narrow cotton tape: 3yds. (3m)
hook and eyes: 2x

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5 out of 5 stars
5 out of 5 stars

I buy a TON of patterns from this maker and theyre all fabulous. I am new to Regency and used this pattern for a hand sewn gown I ended up wearing on stage at a music festival. Made some minor modifications - I sized up because I didnt plan to wear stays underneath 100% of the time, and did some stretch math to make the front panel a bit ~floofier~ but beyond that, stuck to the script and loved the result. Thank you!

meredith graves May 19, 2022

5 out of 5 stars

I used the pattern of the spencer to make an open robe. I made an outfit inspired by "interview with a vampire" so not 100% HA (especially the fabric for the open robe) but I did make the whole outfit with underpinnings and everything :-) The pic is me while fitting it on, it still has the basting in it :-)

Patrizia La Iacona Jun 18, 2022

5 out of 5 stars

This is a very very good digital pattern. Printed easily and has marks on each page making lining up each page easy-breezy. I made a mock up first in the size indicated by my bust measurement and it was perfect. Remember that the back neck and back waist both have a drawstring in them. The instructions are hand sewing, historical instructions. I put it together a more modern way and used my sewing machine, but I did hand stitch the hem and back opening part. Enjoyed doing that little bit of feeling historical. Overall a lovely dress and I highly recommend!

beautifulhandmade Apr 29, 2022

5 out of 5 stars

I should have done a mock up but I’m impatient so it didn’t quite fit right in the back, thats my fault. Luckily the spencer hides it. Made mine of a seersucker fabric. Got lots of compliments at the park.

Lucy Apr 22, 2022

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