This is a girl's version of a Regency Era gown. The Regency Era is considered to be from about 1795 to 1837. Girl's dresses of the time were not as low cut as ladies' Regency gowns and their bodices were usually plain. Our dress is on the simple side and would be the kind of dress a girl would have used as day dress. An evening gown would have been a bit more ornate and made in sheer, very delicate fabrics. An everyday day dress would be made in small prints as well as light colored solids and you can easily dress it up into a more formal gown with a satin sash.
Our dress has the Regency high waistline, is gathered all the way around to make a comfortable but not too full skirt for girls. Short sleeves are a bit longer than cap sleeves and are finished with encased elastic. The back bodice is done with lovely princess seams and buttons. You may have us make this in the standard lengths below or add a couple of inches for a just above ankle length gown. This dress is very pretty so don't feel obligated to only use it as a period dress. I think many girls will enjoy wearing it in our era, especially in the standard lengths. The dress shown in the pictures above is 3" longer than our standard lengths. The price includes this extra long length. Please shorten if you would like a shorter dress. Pattern used by permission from Sense and Sensibility.
Approximate finished length is about 3" longer than shown in the size chart below. If you have a child who does not fit into a size fairly close to her age, please use the contact form at the top of the page to drop us a note so that we can help you with sizing.