When I spotted this fabric well over a year ago at an estate sale, right away I knew that it would be perfect made in a Regency dress. On the selvages it says that it's from London, so "it was just destined to be" as the saying goes. :)
Using my favorite standby of the Elegant Ladies Closest pattern from Sense & Sensibility, it only took two days to complete. That said, I obviously didn't sew this one by hand, but it went together nicely.