May 2010 archive

ePattern Video Tutorials

By Jennie Chancey

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If you’re new to ePatterns, you’ll want to watch this three-part series on how to put together your pattern sheets before you take the plunge. ePatterns are printable PDF files that create “tiles” you piece together to create your master pattern sheets. With a little effort, you’ll be on your way!

Easy Alterations to the Regency Gown Pattern

By Jennie Chancey

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Modifying my Regency Gown Pattern is extremely simple. I’ve shown in my Diary of a Dress how to add a train, make an overskirt and add other fancy embellishments to a ballgown. The purpose of this section is to demonstrate how the bodice can easily be changed to button up the front rather than down the back (especially nice for nursing mothers!). I’ll also include instructions on how to modify the skirt front for expectant moms.

Olivia’s Shirred Regency Dress with Spencer

By Jennie Chancey

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When I was in Seattle at Expo, I took a class on what is ‘in’ for children’s clothing. One of the topics was shirring. Obviously, that’s not a *new* technique, but it was fun to hear all about how this is making a big come back in garments for all ages, but in particular, for […]

Girl’s 1914 Dress by Rebecca

By Jennie Chancey

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Subliminally inspired by the Rogers and Hammerstein song, this 1914 Girl’s Easter dress is fashioned in white eyelet with baby blue batiste lining and satin sash. The border eyelet I selected for the project was about 2 yards I had left over from making a smaller sized Girl’s Regency gown. As I had a limited […]

Gabrielle’s Regency Gowns

By Jennie Chancey

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I am rather late in sending these, but I sewed our first Regency dresses for my two sisters and I back in October for our family Christmas picture. I used Mrs. Chancey’s Regency dress pattern which was wonderful and very easy to work with. I love my Regency dress and hope to make another one […]

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