The Challenge: #15 The Great Outdoors
Fabric: Navy Blue 100% cotton, white lining.
Pattern: S&S regency spencer pattern, and peplum from TV pattern.
Year: 1795-1810 Regency
Notions: White piping, gold braid & buttons
How historically accurate is it? I believe the pattern is accurate. I also found some images on pinterest of fashion plates.
Hours to complete: about a week snatching hours here and there.
First worn: N/A
Total cost: I'm guessing around £25-35.
Notes: I read this quote "The color blue, while seemingly a natural one for the Navy to choose was
actually decided upon by the then monarch, George II, who, seeing the
Duchess of Bedford ride out in a habit of blue faced with white, was so
taken by the combination that he chose the same for his officers’
on jane austen site and that's one of the things that first sparked off the idea. I'm contemplating a 'skirt' to match to make a riding habit ensemble.