March 2009 archive

Lynn’s Regency Crossover Ballgown

By Jennie Chancey

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I have posted on my blog the latest dress for a customer (my first!). The crossover bodice is great, and very flexible. All in all, it was a success and she seems very happy with it. She is a pianist and was concerned to have freedom of movement and comfort, and it passed on both […]

Girl's Regency Dress by Geneece

By Jennie Chancey

My Seamstress-in-Residence, Geneece Arnold, created this adorable girls’ Regency dress with keyhole sleeves. Geneece is doing fabulous work on everything from play dresses for girls to exquisite wedding gowns. I love this sweet creation!

Rowena's Regency Christmas Ensemble

By Jennie Chancey

Hello, Mrs. Chancey. I wanted to let you know how much I’ve enjoyed using your patterns, especially the Regency ones. I just finished a Christmas outfit using the Regency dress pattern (with piping attaching the short sleeve to the undersleeve and a fan front bodice) and the Spencer pattern. I lined both in flannel for […]

Valarie's 1914 Afternoon Dress

By Jennie Chancey

Jennie, I spoke to you on the phone about my Edwardian white lingerie dress that I’d made from an embroidered fine batiste shower curtain. I used your 1914 Afternoon Dress pattern. I purchased the shower curtain at Target from their Shabby Chic collection. The ladies in your sales booth at Costume College just loved it. […]

Renee’s Regency Day Dress

By Jennie Chancey

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Hello Mrs. Chancey, I made this dress to wear for the 400th anniversary celebration in Jamestown. It had such a feminine, graceful feel as well as adding to the remembrance of a past era! It is very comfortable for walking, yet feels very tailored since the gathers are all in the back. I totally love […]

Christine’s Regency Ballgown and Pelisse

By Jennie Chancey

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I just wanted to thank you for your wonderful patterns. My daughter & I have been enjoying them so much! The past few weeks, I have been working on sewing my gown for the Marine Corps Ball that my beloved & I were to attend. I chose the Regency Gown pattern with modifications. I used […]

Pauline’s Matching Girl and Doll Outfits

By Jennie Chancey

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A few months ago I ordered some of you patterns and made a set for my niece for Christmas! I finally got the pictures! So first of all thank you so much! I am making an Etsy listing and was wondering if it would be possible for me to post pictures of your other patterns […]