February 2009 archive

Amy’s Regency Ballgowns



I made these ballgowns with my friends this summer using the Simplicity version of your pattern. The girls are part of an historical dance society and are focusing on the Regency period. The bronze dress is made of a tucked home decor fabric with gold sheer and wide ribbon trim accents. The pink dress is […] Read more…

Ida’s Regency Ensemble



I bought the Sense and Sensibility patterns for a Regency Gown and the Spencer Jacket (which I turned into a pelisse by following your instructions). My inspiration came from the book Sense and Sensibility by Jane Austen. I could identify myself with Elinor and picked the scene where she goes out for a walk in […] Read more…

Mother-Daughter Regency Tea



Dear Mrs. Chancey, I am sending you pictures of my mother and I wearing gowns which I sewed using the Elegant Lady’s Closet pattern. I am thrilled with the way they turned out, and they were so fun to sew! The “Elegant Lady’s” pattern is so wonderful, because there are an almost endless number of […] Read more…

Natalie’s “Beatrix” Skirt



  My goodness, I started this skirt November 30th, but finally it’s wearable. Am quite happy with it…the drape is lovely and oooh, it’s fun to wear. It’s made of a pretty worsted wool plaid in a soft green with red and yellow accents and blue undertones. I chose the trained version, and also opted […] Read more…

Melissa’s Regency Crossover Gown



  Former student of mine Melissa T. is now creating gorgeous Regency Gowns for sale through her home business, “Stitching the Standard.” Here are the pictures of my favorite latest creation – a cranberry calico wrap-front dress with the ballgown sleeves. I really love this pattern! Hope you enjoy the pictures! ~ Melissa T.   Read more…

Alicia’s Regency Play Costumes



  Hello Jennie, Thanks a million for the fabulous patterns. I made two chemises, sets of stays (huge amount of work) and dresses for my show, ‘Loving Burns’..a play about the women of Robert Burns the poet. Enclosed are two pics of the frocks (I made the caps too). I made that lot from 29th […] Read more…

Nancy’s Painted Silk Regency Gown



My daughter got on a designing tangent, and drew designs for costumes and room settings for a number of fantasy parties (fantasy, as in, one can only fantasize about being able to afford one!). When she showed me the drawings, I pointed at ‘Autumn’ (shown above). And said ‘You know, we could make that with the Sensibility Regency pattern, and just leave off the sleeves.’ And so we did… Read more…

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