My name is Melissa Alexander and I am from Cincinnati, Ohio in the United States. I have only recently begun Regency sewing but I have been sewing Victorian garments for the past year. I love sewing and am very excited to do Regency in preparation for the Jane Austen festival in Louisville. I am sewing a dress, undergarments and stays by July of this year and thought it would be simply lovely to sew for the Costume Challenge.

I plan on sewing a morning dress for the seaside out of evening primrose muslin and vintage cream lace. I will also make a bonnet and beach slippers in reproduction of the fashion plate (attached to the email). The fashion plate, itself, is from 1814, but may I still do it? I'd love to and it is gorgeous.