Inside The 1813 Red Gown

I’ve been super slow at posting about the inside of my 1813 red gown, but the time has finally come! Here are the insides of the gown, and as usual with me, the inside is meticulously finished.


Not a single raw edge showing. All of the seams are flat felled. The armhole seam allowance has been turned twice and stitched.


Armhole closeup. A little blurry, sorry about that!


Here’s the other side/armhole. You can see the top edge of the gold lace peeking over into the inside of the gown, and all the nicely finished seams.


About quinnmburgess

Quinn M. Burgess creates reproduction and costume historic clothing. Her inspiration has a strong foundation in history: historic dress, social history, and material history. With the addition of clothing construction knowledge, her passions converge in an imaginative world of creative history that she loves to share with others.
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4 Responses to Inside The 1813 Red Gown

  1. Anna Worden Bauersmith says:

    Thank you, thank you! I know this post wasn’t for me, but, I’m going to pretend it was. This is so helpful. Your lines are so clean. My dress’s inside won’t nearly be a pretty.

    • Go right ahead! It’s not always possible to have pretty insides, and it’s most important that the outside looks good, so I’m sure your new dress will be just fine.

      • Anna Worden Bauersmith says:

        The funniest part about my project insides is lightly tack my bodice insides but finish of corset insides. I don’t have a reason why. I know I don’t leave the seams on anything nearly as unfinished as originals from the 50s & 60s have. What do you find on Regency originals?

  2. Oh, this is gorgeous. I LOVE to see garments that look just as lovely on the inside as out!

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