Red Silk Sari Embroidered Regency Ballgown

I made this dress using a vintage red silk sari I bought on Ebay.  It is from the Laughing Moon Mercantile Ladies’ Round or Trained Gown with a High Stomacher Front c.1800-1810 pattern – cannot say enough good things about this pattern!  It is one of two gowns I made during Jennifer Rosbrugh’s Regency Dress class – great fun!  I have been sewing for over 25 years and I still learned some new tricks – a wonderful class.