February 2009 archive

Cheri’s 1910s Tea Gown

By Jennie Chancey

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After loaning out some of my Edwardian clothing to a friend who was going to a tea, I needed something to wear. And so, I completed the dress yesterday night at promptly 12am! I still have the sashes to finish, but since time was running out, I just tied the darker pink in a knot. […]

Cynthia’s Regency Ballgown

By Jennie Chancey

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Dear Jennie, Thank you for the kind feedback. I enjoyed making the gown. If you ever run into anyone who needs a gown and wants to travel to Santa Barbara, I’d might be happy to ‘knock a gown out’ for them! I was a tailor/seamtress in college, and though now a dentist, I still enjoy […]

Christine’s Catherine Moreland Ensemble

By Jennie Chancey

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I just completed a regency ensemble for Bell Armoire magazine’s ‘Becoming Jane.’ I used several of Jennie’s patterns along with the Janet Arnold book [Ed. note: the open robe comes from the gridded pattern in Janet Arnold’sPatterns of Fashion I]. I was creating an outfit for Catherine Morland, of Northanger Abbey, for a call-for-entries in […]

Carol’s Edwardian Apron

By Jennie Chancey

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It’s finished. Here I am wearing my new, much better fitting, Edwardian Apron. Thank you very much for all the improvements on this pattern. This is sure to become a favorite for me. ~ Carol. K. Note how Carol changed the straps to criss cross over the back and tie through loops on the back […]

Olivia’s Regency Dress & Spencer

By Jennie Chancey

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I am sending you pictures of Olivia in her new Regency outfit. I made the dress from a Swiss dot cotton, but it’s not a fine Swiss. The bodiced petticoat is made from cotton batiste and the Spencer is made from a lovely cotton velvet, navy in colour. It was fun dressing her up in this outfit. ~ Carol K.

Kelly’s "Music Man" Costumes

By Jennie Chancey

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When I found out that the drama department in the school where I teach was doing The Music Man as their production for the year, I knew I had to get involved! I had a lengthy collection of patterns from the Edwardian/Titanic/Teens era, including quite a few of the Sense & Sensibility patterns. I knew […]

Kathleen’s Romantic & "Beatrix" Blouses

By Jennie Chancey

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I have finished my first blouse from the Romantic era pattern and the Beatrix Shirtwaist pattern. I love them both! They went togehter very easily and look wonderful when done. I already have my second blouse of each pattern in the planning. Enjoy the pictures! I hope I have done your pattern drafting even the […]

Bethany’s Regency Gown

By Jennie Chancey

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I took out about 4 inches from center of the sleeve pattern. The fabric is fairly stiff so it would have been too much ‘poof.’ I love how it has that natural train in the back. I also really loved making this dress because I did not have to alter the length at all! She […]

Living History Regency Gowns

By Jennie Chancey

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My daughters and I may be volunteering as docents at museum house tour in our county for the 1800-1820 time period. I bought Simplicity’s version,/a> of the pattern and wanted to show you my first efforts. The white dress (mine) is made of a flat and fitted cotton sheet set I found at Goodwill and […]

Victoria’s Regency Crossover Gown

By Jennie Chancey

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Thank you so much for your wonderful patterns and website; my sisters and I have really enjoyed them I made this dress out of a yellow striped seersucker fabric. I really enjoyed working with this pattern. The instructions where very well written, and I found it even easier to make than the regency gown! I […]

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