May 2010 archive

Amy’s lovely drawstring Regency gown

By Jennie Chancey

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Using your Elegant Ladies’ Closet and Underthings patterns, I made this dress for our school’s district-wide Pioneer Day. Pioneer Day has been going on here in Delaware Co., Ohio, for over 30 years for all the 3rd-graders. Delaware, Ohio was established as a town in 1815, bringing many East Coast pioneers to the region. Thus, […]

Amy’s Beautiful Romantic Era Dress

By Jennie Chancey

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I made this dress for a school dance last winter. I didn’t decide on my fabric until just a couple days before the event. I had to work quickly to finish in time, which I did, thanks to my mom and my sister! I did make some short-cuts–the dress had no back closure until a […]

Extant Regency Drawstring Gown

By Jennie Chancey

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One of my customers purchased this gown at auction a few years ago and sent me detailed photographs so I could study the drawstring closure and short sleeve/undersleeve combination. I didn’t end up making the drawstring bodice in my Elegant Lady’s Closet as gathered as this one, but I absolutely love this look. You’ll note […]

Nikki’s Theatrical Costumes

By Jennie Chancey

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Hi Jennie, I just wanted to write to you to show you the dresses that came out of our costuming operation for the last show we worked on. My co-costumer Alyssa J. made both a dress from the Elegant Lady’s Closet and the draw-string neckline gown. I have to say, during the run of this […]

Freebie Friday: What would you like to see?

By Jennie Chancey

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My son has scanned a bunch of beautiful vintage magazines, pattern covers, and more. We’ll be putting one up this Friday for free before it turns into a Dollar Download. Leave a comment here and let us know what you’d like to see as this Friday’s freebie. Something late Victorian? Edwardian? 1940s? Thanks!

Caroline’s Drop-Front Regency Gown

By Jennie Chancey

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Dear Mrs. Chancey, Thank you so much for your wonderful patterns! I have been making Regency gowns from your pattern for some years now and I have so enjoyed them! I made this dress in January to wear to a wedding shower. It is now one of my favorite things to wear! Caroline F. Stunning […]

Gretchen’s Romantic Era Dress and Apron

By Jennie Chancey

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Hi Jennie! I’ve enjoyed your patterns for seven or eight years now, but I’ve never been able to get my show and tell submissions to work (I’m not at all techie). I love the new site, and how easy everything is! Here are some pictures of the romantic era outfit I made about five years […]

Marijke’s Regency Tea

By Jennie Chancey

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This year I went with my mother to a Jane Austen Ball & High Tea organised by the Jane Austen Society Holland. I loved it!!! We sewed both the Regency Gowns. Marijke What a fun event, and you did a wonderful job with the outfits, Marijke!

Kimberly’s Regency Gown

By Jennie Chancey

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Regency fashion is beautiful and elegant. I have wanted to attempt a dress from that era for ages, but being a novice sewer, I never even considered it. After reading many blogs and visiting this site several times I gave it a go.

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