18 Regency Dress Patterns

Are you a fan of Bridgerton or other Regency era dramas? Then you are probably obsessed with the historical clothing. Finding these authentic pieces now can be extremely difficult. However, you can find cheap Halloween costumes. These costumes are unflattering and fall apart. Instead of wasting your money on tacky costumes, make gorgeous garments with Regency dress patterns. 

Below are 18 Regency dress patterns. Every one of these dresses would make a great outfit for a Regency ball or dinner party.

1. Double Dart Bodice Regency Dress Sewing Pattern by KittyJBerry

This Regency dress features an empire bodice. It has double darts on either side of the bodice and puffed sleeves. The bodice can be made and worn with either the circle skirt or panelled skirt.

Included in the PDF download are US letter patterns and A4 patterns. There are links to instructional videos for both skirts. The pattern includes 8 sizes and can fit bust sizes between 32 inches (81 cm) to 46 inches (116 cm).

Double Dart Bodice Regency Dress Sewing Pattern by KittyJBerry

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2. Free Regency Dress Pattern by Sense and Sensibility Clothing

Use this free Regency dress pattern to make a dress with a more modern look. The dress is intended to be worn as an everyday dress, not just a costume.

This pattern will walk you through creating your own pattern and sewing the pieces together.

Free Regency Dress Pattern by Sense and Sensibility Clothing

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3. Misses’ and Women’s Regency Era Style Dresses Simplicity Sewing Pattern by AshleysDoDads

Embellish this Regency-style dress with flowers, ribbons, and trim. Instead of using muted coloured fabric, use something bright and cheerful. When making this dress, you have the option of adding sleeves or leaving it sleeveless.

Misses' and Women's Regency Era Style Dresses Simplicity Sewing Pattern by AshleysDoDads

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4. Drawstring Neckline and Waist Bridgerton Dress Pattern by KittyJBerry

Make your own Bridgerton inspired drawstring Regency gown with this sewing pattern. This dress design features an empire bodice that is fitted by using drawstrings along the neckline and waist.

This download included Regency dress patterns for either short or elbow-length puffed sleeves. The full skirt can be made with or without a train. The pattern includes 6 sizes from XS – XXL.

Drawstring Neckline and Waist Bridgerton Dress Pattern by KittyJBerry

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5. Queen Louise of Prussia Regency Era Dress Pattern by neheleniapatterns

This Regency dress pattern is based on contemporary portraits of Queen Luise of Prussia. The high waisted dress features a crossover front with a ruched inset and gathered skirt.

The PDF sewing pattern includes the pattern on 57 A4 pages, as well as instructions in English and German. There is also a picture guide.

Queen Louise of Prussia Regency Era Dress Pattern by neheleniapatterns

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6. The Bridgerton Dress Pattern by Mood Sewciety

The Bridgerton Dress features a high empire waist, a sleek square neckline, and puff sleeves with ribbon detailing. It is the perfect dress for any woman obsessed with Regency-era dramas.

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The Bridgerton Dress Pattern by Mood Sewciety

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7. Regency Round or Trained Gown with High Stomacher Front Pattern by LaughingMoonMeerc

Here is a Regency dress that is perfect for special occasions. You can wear it to a ball, a birthday party, or a wedding.

This is an advanced level sewing pattern. The download includes 5 A0 pattern pages that you can have printed at your local print shop. There are also 126 tiled print at home pages that you can tape together.

Regency Round or Trained Gown with High Stomacher Front Pattern by LaughingMoonMeerc

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8. Princess Seam Empire Bodice Pattern by KittyJBerry

Sew your own perfect picnic gown. This Regency dress pattern features an empire bodice with princess seams, roomy side pockets, large puffed sleeves, and a full floor-length skirt.

Included is a US letter pattern and an A4 pattern. There is a link to an instructional video. The pattern includes 6 Regency dress patterns from sizes XS to XXL.

Princess Seam Empire Bodice Pattern by KittyJBerry

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9. Simplicity Regency Era Dress Pattern by AtelierLilyAbsinthe

This Simplicity Regency dress sewing pattern is available in two sizes: US 4-12 and US 14-22. These historical dresses are for the colonial or more courtly lady.

The Regency dress pattern is uncut, and factory folded. It can be made in two styles.

Simplicity Regency Era Dress Pattern by AtelierLilyAbsinthe

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10. McCall’s Misses Historical Empire Waist Dress Pattern by LoveSewingTreasures

Inspired by the Regency era style, this historical dress features an empire waist, blouson sleeves, and side-seam pockets.

It is a multi-size sewing pattern. You can choose between Regency dress patterns in sizes US 6-14 or US 14-22.

McCall's Misses Historical Empire Waist Dress Pattern by LoveSewingTreasures

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11. Mini Jane Austen Regency Dress Tutorial by Sweetbriar Sisters

Make a mini version of the Jane Austen ball gown for a baby doll. The gown was designed to fit the Free Mini Bunny pattern.

Mini Jane Austen Regency Dress Tutorial by Sweetbriar Sisters

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12. Regency Dress with Sleeveless Spencer Pattern by BlackSnailPatterns

The bodice of this Regency dress is gathered with drawstrings at the front and is closed in the back. The sleeves are short and slightly puffed. You can sew the skirt with or without a train. There is a sleeveless spencer in a contrasting colour that is to be worn over the dress.

The sewing pattern comes with detailed and illustrated sewing instructions. The instructions are in both English and German. It is a multi-size sewing pattern. You can choose between Regency dress patterns in sizes US 8-18 (EU 34-44) and Sizes US 20-30 (EU 46-56).

Regency Dress with Sleeveless Spencer Pattern by BlackSnailPatterns

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13. Regency Dress with Front Closure, Apron, Cap and Fichu Pattern by BlackSnailPatterns

This Regency dress was designed to be worn over a stays or a corset. The dress has overlong sleeves and a front closure. The front bodice is gathered with drawstrings at the neckline and waist

The sewing pattern comes with detailed and illustrated sewing instructions. The instructions are in both English and German. It is a multi-size sewing pattern. You can choose between Regency dress patterns in sizes US 8-18 (EU 34-44) and Sizes US 20-30 (EU 46-56).

Regency Dress with Front Closure, Apron, Cap and Fichu Pattern by BlackSnailPatterns

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14. Regency Dress Sewing Pattern by BlackSnailPatterns

Make this dress for a historical-themed party. The top layer of the bodice is gathered in the back and at the centre front. The dress has small, puffed sleeves, gathered by complementary fabric tubes. These tubes are also used to decorate the cuffs and neckline

The Regency dress pattern includes detailed and illustrated sewing instructions in English and German. It is a multi-size sewing pattern, that consists of Regency dress patterns for sizes US 8-18 (EU 34-44) and Sizes US 20-30 (EU 46-56).

Regency Dress Sewing Pattern by BlackSnailPatterns

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15. Historical Baby Regency Dress Pattern by Natasha Doran

Use this free Regency dress pattern to make a cute dress for a newborn. The pattern was inspired by an 1813 Boy’s Dress. So, it can be used for either a boy or a girl.

To make the dress, you will need a half yard of at least 44″ wide fabric, 2 yards of 1/2″ bias tape, 2 yards of cord or ribbon, and sewing notions.

Historical Baby Regency Dress Pattern by Natasha Doran

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16. McCall’s Women’s Regency Dress Sewing Pattern by PatternsofHope

Curvy girls can wear this gorgeous dress. It can be made with lace and embellished with beads to create a stunning wedding dress. Or you can use period fabrics for a Persuasion or Pride and Prejudice watching party.

Included are dress sizes 14, 16, 18, 20, and 22. And bust sizes 36 inches (91.44 cm) – 44 inches (111.76 cm). This is an uncut, factory folded paper pattern.

McCall's Women's Regency Dress Sewing Pattern by PatternsofHope

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17. Clara Dress Era Dress Pattern by HouseOfBrickDesigns

The Clara Dress is a plus size sewing pattern. It is intended for intermediate level seamstresses. The garment that sized and proportioned to un-corseted bodies. However, you can easily adjust the size to accommodate a corset.

You can also use the pattern pieces to create a knit dress inspired by vintage 1970s fashion. This PDF pattern includes step-by-step instructions for sewing assembly, illustrated diagrams for each step, cutting layout diagrams, and fabric suggestions.

Clara Dress Era Dress Pattern by HouseOfBrickDesigns

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18. Butterick Empire Regency Bridgerton Dress Pattern by HeavensToBetsyTwo

Here is a paper sewing pattern. The pattern includes an empire waist gown and full-length coat. It is a part of the Butterick Making History Series.

The pattern is available in three size ranges: Misses Sizes (6, 8, and 10), Misses Sizes (12, 14, and 16), and Misses Sizes (18, 20, and 22).

Butterick Empire Regency Bridgerton Dress Pattern by HeavensToBetsyTwo

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Regency dresses are comfortable and look good on any woman. If you have been searching for the perfect gown, make one with one of these Regency dress patterns.

When you look good and your clothes fit perfectly, you feel confident. That is why we like to make out own clothes.

And for more clothing patterns, check out these Buffet Dress Patterns, Boho Dress Patterns, Dungaree Sewing Patterns and Crochet Dress Patterns. If you make dresses out of these patterns, please do share your finished works with us on our Facebook Page. We’d love to see your works.

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