Gold Net Regency Ballgown

I made this Regency era ballgown for the Jane Austin Society Ball this in April (2011). Lined with cream silk taffeta, the dress is made from gold embroidered net fabric with a bordered hem. The crossover bodice is trimmed with gold lace. It is not 100% authentic in that it closes in back, having interior drawstrings at the neckline and waist for fine tuning the fit. The gold embroidered net I obtained from a “jobber” on Ebay (a person who buys up bolt ends from design shops, etc and resells). It was originally $250 per yard but I got the bolt end for much less!  This dress is made with the Regency Wardrobe Sewing Pattern by La Mode Bagatelle / Ravenrook using the cross over bodice.