Hello there! I wanted to share with you some photos of a dress I made using your Simplicity Pattern 4055. I have worked with several of the Simplicity historical patterns and yours is BY FAR the easiest to work with. It only took me about ten hours (including cutting), and I did not have to […]
February 2009 archive
We got the regency dress pattern last year and Mom made two, which she ended up giving to me. But I finally decided that it was high time to make my own! After searching through my fabric stash for just the right fabric, I pulled out an off-white curtain that I had gotten from a […]
When the opportunity presents itself, I love to help teen girls learn to sew or improve their skills. Last spring I was able to use the S&S Regency pattern with one of those girls. Melinda, like me, loves Jane Austen movies. We struck up a conversation about movies that led to a fun week of […]
Happy Easter from Vermont! Here is your girls’ Regency dress pattern made up as an Easter dress. Thank you for your lovely pattern; my daughter is thrilled with her dress. Blessings, Maureen A. Love these shots in the snow!
I got the itch to make my first Regency gown after watching the A&E ‘Pride & Prejudice’ for the 50 millionth time. I had also just picked up a copy of the Simplicity printing of Sense & Sensibility’s Regency dress pattern. I knew I wanted a silk ballgown, so I started doing some research and […]
Here are the photos of the wedding gown. I had a great time putting this together; I hope she is pleased with it! ~ ~Geneece A. Geneece is my Seamstress-in-Residence and is doing gorgeous work!
Here are some pictures of the Kimono Dress I made recently. I used a velvet-type fabric with a slightly strechy net overlay. NOT a fabric combination I’d like to do again! The net shifted around so much! I was tempted to give up many times, but my Mom kept encouraging me to keep going. So, […]
Dear Jennie, The white one is from the 1914 Afternoon Dress pattern. It’s of white linen, with a hand-embroidered butterfly. I made it for my granny’s 90th birthday, because I found it a nice idea to wear a dress inspired by the fashion of her youth. She liked it very much, especially since she’s a […]
Here are pics of the gowns I made for my 1yo daughter and myself for Christmas. We wore the dresses to church and everyone loved them. I also found a lot of people who now want to get together and sew! I am so thrilled with your patterns. I have since ordered the ELC, the […]
Here are two pictures of the dress I made while taking your Regency Gown class. The striped fabric is some from my fabric stash, and the burgundy is a poly/cotton blend. Nothing fancy, but fun to experiment with! I am wearing the dress over a Chemise and Short Stays, which I made from your pattern […]
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