July 2009 archive

Stunning Silk Regency Ballgown with Lace Overdress

By Jennie Chancey

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I sent a question back during the fall while I was sewing my daughter’s Regency down with removable overlay (she wanted two dresses in one). You asked me to send pictures and, like most homeschool moms, it waited until summer! This is from the Simplicity pattern in silk with a removable lace overlay. We love […]

Ashley's 1909 Edwardian Dress

By Jennie Chancey

Over Christmas while on vacation in Florida, I sewed myself the 1909 Edwardian Dress. The dress is made out of white linen and fully lined with cotton fabric. (This dress is pretty heavy!) The only change I did was to take the zipper out of the back, and made the dress where it can just […]

Girls’ Regency Dresses

By Jennie Chancey

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I wanted to share some photos of a couple of the Regency dresses I’d made from your patterns for my girls. They get no end of compliments on them, thanks in large part to your excellent instructions. I’m a rather inexperienced seamstress, but having started on these patterns has given me the confidence to try […]