Regency Era – Historical Apparel – Grecian/Empire Waist

This Spring I will be making historical apparel – and giving sewing classes in making historical reenactment apparel.  The Hudson Valley’s very own Boscobel Restoration’s history begins in the Regency Period 1809, I believe, and I will making these Empire Waist dresses that had a  strong Grecian influence.  They are just lovely and oh, so much more comfortable a style to wear than the gowns of just fifty years earlier.

I make these dresses to sell as well as to wear to reenactments or to embroidery workshops.  If you are interested in commissioning a gown from this period or the earlier Revolutionary War period – please e-mail: – they are custom made to your measurements in historically accurate fabrics that are available today.  This style of gown is especially lovely for anyone interested in having a historical or period wedding – they are ultra feminine in fine muslin and silk – with wonderful trains flowing behind – reminiscent for simpler and more elegant time – a wedding at a historical site in this dress would be memorable indeed!


About nacientneedle

Lost Art Enthusiast: specifically sewing and needle work of all kinds. Hand Embroidery/Tapestry/Costumes/Quilting - love it!
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One Response to Regency Era – Historical Apparel – Grecian/Empire Waist

  1. Ricann Bock says:

    I have just discovered you! I have lived in cold spring for several years and never heard of you, until I saw your historic apparel sewing classes set for this spring! Unfortunately, my husband has taken a job in Texas and so we are living here for the time being. The good news is that we still have our house in cols spring and it’s only a matter of time before we come back. When I do, I am so looking forward to meeting you and seeing some of what you do! Ricann Bock

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