I made this green Regency era ballgown for the Jane Austen Evening event.  The outer fabric is from a green and silver spangled vintage Indian sari.  I drafted the bodice using the basic Regency bodice in Hunnisett's Period Costume for Stage and Screen as a guide for period shape and fit, but significantly altered and redrafted it after inspiration from a gown in LACMA's costume collection.  The lace is vintage that trims the neckline.  The hat is a beret styled turban made of green taffeta and wrapped at the brim in self fabric from ths sari.

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