The always helpful Koshka helping me iron my nearly completed dress :)
I made the drop-front, also known as bib-front or apron-front, dress from Janet Arnold's Patterns of Fashion 1. The pattern was surprisingly easy to work with and only needed minor adjustments to fit. I took a lot of pictures while making this dress as it is a truly unusual style! This dress, unlike my other Regency dresses, is possible to put on without any help.
The dress is made of an embroidered linen cotton blend. It's a very lightweight, almost sheer, fabric. I did most of the sewing by machine. I figured the embroidery was already done by machine and I was really more interested in seeing how a drop-front dress worked. Still, all visible stiching is by hand.
Page One, The
Dress (with me!)
Page Two, The Dress
Page Three, Details
Page Four, Construction