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Jane Austen dress, inspired by the c.1815 regency fashion styles.

Made from an upcycled navy blue jersey top, and striped darkblue/white cotton fabric for the lower part. The Jane Austen dress has a flattering square neckline and is finished with a tiny matching bow and white satin rosebud. The dress is designed in a simple, comfortable pull-on style, with the fabric gathered elegantly at the back for an authentic regency cut, but elasticated at the front for a flattering modern twist. This empire waist dress is cut slightly shorter than a typical regency style, because, unlike an elegant lady of 1815, few of us today have a horse and carriage to convey us places! The dress is calf/ankle length on a person of average height, so convenient for moving and walking in.

Size S (UK 8-10 / US 6-8)

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'Upcycling' means improving an existing item with small changes. Major changes (such as completely unravelling an item to re-use the yarn) are usually called recycling instead. Upcycling is eco (and saves you money!) because it uses less time/energy/materials than creating from scratch, and it reduces the amount of good materials being thrown away. Sometimes it's a matter of opinion what 'improves' existing items - parody site Regretsy.com even reckons it's possible to accidentally 'downcycle' and make an existing item worse! - but generally it means customizing a boring item, fixing a flawed item, turning an item into a different or more useful item, or re-using parts from a broken item. For upcycled garments I only use vintage/second-hand materials which are already perfectly clean, well constructed, and of good quality fabric.

Austentatious Blue Stripe Dress Romantic Regency Upcycled Eco Customized Empire Waist Jane Austen Historical


  • Handmade item
  • Material: Upcycled cotton
  • Ships worldwide from United Kingdom
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