Regency and Beyond

Dearest Reader...

It appears Regency-era attire is all the rage this season, and perhaps beyond. If you are so inclined to participate in adorning oneself in said pleasing attire-and we suggest you do-here are a few splendid pieces to consider from Simplicity, Butterick, McCall's and Vogue Patterns.

Regency All the Time

Dress the Part & Live the Life

Regency-era looks perfect for a regal soiree! These sewing patterns feature style lines iconic to the period. You can create direct interpretations, such as S9434 featuring empire waistlines, square necklines, and capped sleeves. M8135 is a call back to late 1800s fashion, featuring a double-breasted jacket, back pleats, and shaped hemlines. Perfect to use for costumes, cosplay, or to live out your royal fantasy!

Glam It Up

For a Queen's Ball or Any Society Debut

Looking to add some regent flair to your formalwear attire? A less direct approach, these dress patterns feature regency-inspired styles with contemporary details, like fuller skirts, dramatic sleeves, and dropped waistlines. Top off any look with hat pattern B6397, sure to turn heads!

Outside Attire

For a Late-Night Rendezvous

Whether you are off to run errands, or whisper secrets around town, these outerwear pieces are the perfect finishing touch to your cold-weather wardrobe. Capelets, capes, and double-breasted jackets, signature style elements of the regency era, and brought to the 21st century with modern takes on classic design.

Layering Pieces

For the Races or a Round of Pall Mall

Draw inspiration from menswear fashion of the regency era with ruffles, stiff collars, and vests. These sewing patterns are perfect to wear together to create an androgynous look, or to mix-and-match with your other wardrobe pieces for 1800s flair.

Express Yourself

With a Modern-Day Twist

Bring regency-style elements to your everyday wardrobe! These dress sewing patterns feature some of your favorite elements from the era while still being fashion forward. From tiered skirts, capped sleeves, and ruffles, you can create your own modern-twist on regency-era fashion.