It was about 9 o'clock the night before my sister's Regency birthday party. My sister and I were hanging out in the living room at my parents' and discussing everyone's costumes for the following evening. We shortly came to the glaringly obvious fact that our sister-in-law did not have a regency, or even a regency-ish, dress.
Well, I'd had a cup of coffee that evening so I was more awake than I typically am at 9pm, and this extra energy led me to the suggestion:
"Why don't we make her a quick drawstring dress? I'm sure we've got a suitable pattern and fabric around here somewhere."
My sister thought this was a brilliant idea, so we ran down to the basement to start going through my stash.
On our way to the basement I called my sister-in-law to get a couple of quick questions answered;
-Approximant bust measurement
-Favorite colors to wear
With this info we were ready to get started!