The dress is from Simplicity Costumes 4055, unmodified except for fit. The back is not historically accurate as I was only interested in getting something together to dance in. I ended up with too much back and overlapped it with double buttons. Originally I had used hooks and eyes, but they popped open the minute I moved. The bow closes with hook and eye so it will hang correctly while dancing.
Now that my hair is l-o-o-ng, I really don't want to style it because all the curls will fall out the minute I sweat, so a turban was the answer. But which one?? The answer came from a Costume College class Lisa took - Easy Regency Turban. However, mine was NOT that easy. Here's why......
|The back of the non-historic dress|
|The not-so-easy Regency Turban|
|starting the weave|
|the body of the hat|
|laying out the stripes|
|embroidery on the stripes|