Regency Ballgown

Weekly Rental $46.25

Item valued at $185

Attending a ball at Netherfield Park and you don't have anything to wear?  Never fear!  This is a handmade Regency Era Ballgown made following the Black Snail Patterns #0119 Dress Pattern.  They have the period listed as 1805-1810.  This dress was made out of an old duvet cover so it is not fully period accurate.  The embroidery is machine embroidered.  I made this dress using the size 40 Europe/14 US size.  Sewing pattern sizes are often different from ready to wear clothing sizes.  I made this dress for myself and I usually wear a size 6 or 8 US.  Measurements will be listed below so please use those for sizing.

This listing is only for the outer dress.  This dress was made to fit over Regency stays (which flatten the chest).  I recommend wearing this dress over Regency stays that fit you well though you can also use a compression sports bra.  I also recommend wearing a chemise and petticoat under the dress to get the most historically accurate look.  I also have a Regency Petticoat for rent that can be used with this dress!

Dresses during the Regency were made to change sizes easily to accommodate changes in the size of the wearer or fit multiple people.  Since this dress is based on historical dresses, it can also be adjusted.  I have listed the minimum and maximum measurements of the parts of the dress that can be changed.

If you have questions about measurements or the dress, I'm happy to help so just let me know!


Sleeve cuff: 13 in

Top bust drawstring max: 13 in

Under bust max: 34 in

Under bust min: 29in

Height of bust: 5.5 in

Front length of skirt from under bust: 44.5 in

Back length of skirt including train from under bust: 55.5in


Check out my other Regency listings to create a whole outfit!  If you want multiple pieces, let me know and I can bundle shipping.


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Owned by kimmakingstuff
Owned by: kimmakingstuff

Additional information

Weight 1 lbs
Dimensions 12 × 12 × 4 in


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  • Costume Fit


    Costume Fit

    See measurements in description

  • Materials

    Cotton fabric, synthetic thread

  • Special Care and/or Cleaning Requirements
    Special Care and/or Cleaning Requirements

    No cleaning necessary for normal wear. I wash all garments when they are returned. If there are stains, please contact me for instructions

  • Construction Notes
    Construction Notes

    Please do not alter in any way. Do not add safety pins or tape. Do not sew.

  • Wearing restrictions or requirements
    Wearing restrictions or requirements

    If worn in a costume contest, please credit me as well as Black Snail Patterns