October 2010 archive

Melissa’s Regency Holiday Portrait Dresses

By Jennie Chancey

I wanted to make something special for my two girls to wear for Holiday portraits. I chose the Regency gowns made up in a gorgeous silk with black silk ribbon ties and fully lined in batiste. I’m very excited to try the new pattern coming out, hopefully, in October. Thanks again, Melissa These are so, […]

Morgan’s Romantic “Molly” Ensemble

By Jennie Chancey

Hello Jennie! First of all, thank you so much for creating such beautiful patterns! I am a 19 year-old, self-taught seamstress, and I have made two dresses from your Simplicity Regency pattern (I am hoping to upload some pictures of those dresses in the future), and I recently finished creating this dress from your Romantic […]

Lea-anne’s “Picnic at Pemberley” Outfit

By Jennie Chancey

I was attending a “Picnic at Pemberley” event at the Abbey Museum of Art & Archaeology, Qld Australia, so I particularly wanted a dress with the proper period styling. I made my dress in a bit of a hurry and didn’t do a trial fitting first, so the neckline is somewhat higher than I would […]

Naomi’s Edwardian Aprons

By Jennie Chancey

Thank you so much for providing this lovely apron pattern. One day while watching The Masterpiece Theatre’s utterly perfect rendition of “Pollyanna,” I promised myself I would one day find an Edwardian apron pattern similar Nancy’s (the maid). I hunted high and low until I remembered seeing an apron pattern here and, to my great […]

“When Buying New Frocks” and “Fashions for Women of Varied Tastes”

By Jennie Chancey

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This Dollar Download includes two fun features. The first, entitled, “When Buying New Frocks,” is jam-packed with advice for the Edwardian woman seeking to build an appropriate wardrobe on a reasonable budget. Another short feature, “Fashions for Women of Varied Tastes” (ca. 1909) has also been included.

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