My lovely friends gave me a couple patterns from Sense and Sensibility for my birthday and I couldn't wait to try them out! Here is my first try at a Regency Spencer: I added tabs to the front and made buttons and embroidered them:
As well as added a touch of embroidery on the collar:
The fabric was so thick, I pleated it instead of gathering. I like the way it looks!
Back View: (don't you just love those diamond shaped backs?)