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, [...]
May 2010 archive
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 [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]
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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!
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 [...]
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 [...]
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!
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.