February 2009 archive

Anna’s Silk Swing Dress



This is a lovely pattern! I made it once before without taking the designer’s excellent advice and shortening the bodice to the right length. Doing it right this time around made a big difference–look at the fit of that bodice! I inadvertently installed a too-short zipper in the side seam which makes the dress very […] Read more…

Anna’s Romantic Era Dress


Anna's Romantic Era Gown | Sense & Sensibility Patterns

  The girls and I have been happily engrossed in the 1999 BBC miniseries ‘Wives and Daughters,’ which we have never seen before. Daisy above everyone is obsessed with Molly, Roger, and Cynthia, and is full of questions. Why does Cynthia wear two buns AND a ponytail? Why is Molly good? Is it because she […] Read more…

Anna’s Regency Dresses & Blouse



    Hold on to your hats! Anna of Pleasant View Schoolhouse is a prolific, gifted seamstress who creates some of the most beautiful outfits I’ve ever seen. I am thrilled and honored that she uses my patterns, and she has shared pictures of several projects, so prepare to drool! (Stunning photography by Anna’s son […] Read more…

Lydia’s Regency Dress



  I made this dress for my 2 yo daughter using your Girl’s Regency pattern. I added homemade piping at the neckline and waist, as well as making the skirt lining a little longer than the skirt and turned it right-side out. Lydia (my daughter) and I are very pleased with the results, and I […] Read more…

Regency Graduation Dress



  This is me in the gown my Gramma and I made this March. We used cream colored eyelet, with darkish pink for the lining. It was fun and simple to put together! These pictures are from my eighth grade “graduation” ceremony. A couple of girls came up to me after the ceremony and told […] Read more…

Regency Theater Costumes



  These are photos from a wonderful production of ‘Northanger Abbey’ at the Pear Avenue Theatre in Mountain View, CA. The Pear is a tiny theater. The play was done with very few props and very little furniture. All the ladies’ gowns are variations on either the Simplicity pattern or the Elegant Lady’s Closet pattern. […] Read more…

Cindy’s Regency Ballgowns



  It’s been a while since I emailed you, but it was because the rest of the sewing went great & I didn’t need any more help. I was pretty excited to share with you some pictures of our family at the dance last Friday. I also followed your instructions to fix my daughter’s hair […] Read more…

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