February 2009 archive

Misty’s Regency Dress

By Jennie Chancey

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I found out about your site through Katherine’s Dress site, and recently bought your [Regency Gown] pattern. It turned out wonderfully, and I’m really pleased with the pattern I’m a self-taught seamstress, and the pattern was very straight-forward and easy to understand. I didn’t have difficulty with any of it. I used to pattern to […]

Aurora’s Regency Spencer Jacket

By Jennie Chancey

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I made this Spencer out of a brown velvet fabric that I had lying around and that had belonged to my grandmother before, at least so we believe. I always knew I wanted to make some kind of jacket out of it, and when I found Mrs. Chancey’s Regency Spencer Jacket pattern on here I […]

Girl’s Regency Dress

By Jennie Chancey

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Just wanted to say how pleased my 10-year-old daughter, Anne, was with the Regency dress we recently made for her home schooling project this term. She had been studying Jane Austen’s life and times, and we ordered your pattern as part of her arts and crafts project. We looked at Regency dresses on the various […]

Regency Wedding Party

By Jennie Chancey

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My niece, Madeleine, got married in July and had asked me to make her and her bridesmaids ‘Jane Austen’ style dresses. It was with great relief that I found your invaluable pattern via the Internet. I changed the under bust gathers to darts on all the dresses, but otherwise I made very few changes to […]

Mary’s Regency Wedding Gown

By Jennie Chancey

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Photos copyright Affordable Excellent Photo 2001 Dear Jennie, My wedding dress was made using your Regency pattern. I was thrilled with the result! I found a gorgeous silk for the dress and a stunning lace for the overlay. I am so glad I stumbled onto your site! I wanted to share some pictures, hoping you […]

Amanda’s 1910s Prom Gown

By Jennie Chancey

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My daughter went to her prom Saturday night, in the Titanic-era dress I made from your pattern. It was fabulous. We made an overskirt of forest green satin, while the dress itself was medium green cotton covered with pearl and sequin-embroidered cream illusion. We trimmed it with gold fringe and gold and green baroque trim. […]

Regency Prom Gown

By Jennie Chancey

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I ordered your Regency pattern last Spring to make my daughter’s Prom dress, and sent an appeal for help in making a split overskirt. Well, it’s taken me MONTHS to send pictures, but the dress itself only took a few days! I’ve only been sewing for a little over a year, and even for me, […]

Regency Dancers

By Jennie Chancey

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(Click for larger image.) Aylwen G. shared this picture of her Heritage Dancers, an Australian group. Most of the ladies made their gowns from my Regency Gown pattern. Aylwen is a very talented seamstress and also an expert on Regency Era dancing. You can visit her website HERE!.

Lily’s Embroidered Spencer Jacket

By Jennie Chancey

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I just used your pattern to make my first Spencer! I was very pleased with the pattern, and here are pictures. The cloth was an old Laura Ashely duvet cover that had stains. I cut the pieces so the white embroidery on the cloth became part of the design of the jacket. I just wanted […]

Regency Wedding Ensemble

By Jennie Chancey

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Hold on to your hats! This is one of the best mother of the bride stories I’ve ever gotten! This is one amazing mama! Hello Jennie, I am so pleased with the outcome of my boned bodice petticoat and my gown of dupioni silk that I have made as the Mother of the Bride gown […]

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