February 2009 archive

Lynn’s Regency Ballgown

By Jennie Chancey

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Lynn created this ballgown and writes, I had a lot of fun making a version of your pattern for our Playford Ball in London, Ontario last month. The royal blue fabric is rayon in a brocade pattern of flowers, but very lightweight. The cream is also rayon with a bit of a shine. The ribbon […]

Shawna’s Regency Wedding

By Jennie Chancey

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Shawna used my Regency Gown pattern for her wedding gown and the bridesmaids. She writes, I just wanted to take a minute and thank you for your wonderful pattern. I own a lovely 1900 Victorian home, and we were going to be married in a church that was built in 1885, so, of course, we […]

Kate’s Regency Fairy Dress

By Jennie Chancey

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Kate made this fantastic fairy costume and writes, I’ve always loved looking at the ‘Show and Tell’ section of your website, so I thought I might share these pictures of my somewhat unusual (and non-historical) use of your Regency gown pattern! I was recently invited to a hen night (I think the US equivalent is […]

Emma’s Lizzie Bennet Dress

By Jennie Chancey

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My daughter Lauren, a third generation Pride & Prejudice addict, just had to have an Elizabeth Bennett inspired dress for her senior prom. Your regency pattern fit the bill exactly. After making a mock-up in cheap fabric in only a day, I felt confident that I could handle the dress in silk with a shear […]

Rachel’s Regency Gown

By Jennie Chancey

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I’d just like to share a picture of my just completed regency dress–well, almost completed! It still needs hemming. :o) I’m hoping to do that soon so I can wear it to a church meeting tomorrow night. And the chemisette is made based on your instructions as well. Thanks for a lovely pattern! Thank you […]

Anna’s Regency Gowns

By Jennie Chancey

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Anna has been making beautiful Regency gowns from my pattern and selling them on eBay! Here are two she recently sold, a beautiful white dress with gathers across the front of the bodice and a lovely blue print dress. Writes Anna, I wanted to send you a few pictures of the regency gown I just […]

Regency Ballgown

By Jennie Chancey

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Lucy created her enchanting ballgown for a costume ball. She writes, I thought you might like to see the Regency dress I made from the pattern I purchased from you a few months ago. I am fairly new to sewing and this was my first attempt using your pattern. I found your pattern suitable for […]

Carmen’s "Beatrix" Suit & Tea Gown

By Jennie Chancey

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Carmen created a suit from my “Beatrix” patterns and a 1910s Tea Gown for her vintage dancing group. She writes, I just love these patterns. I recommended this pattern [1910s Tea Gown] to a beginner friend of mine, and she also fell in love with how easily the dress went together. I highly recommend these […]

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