March 2011 archive

Pattern Edits in the Works…


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Over the past 13 years, I’ve revisited patterns many times to make changes, correct errors, or add something to the instructions or illustrations. Most of these changes have come from suggestions made by my wonderful customers, and I always appreciate the feedback. As I’ve sewed for my growing daughters, I’ve started making notes on what needs tweaking, so there are some needed changes afoot! Read more…

Rachel’s Regency Crossover Gown



I have wanted a regency dress for a long time–especially since the plethora of good Austen movies have been made available! My mother purchased “The Elegant Lady’s Closet” collection for my Christmas present last year, and since then I had wanted to make myself a dress, but lacked an something to motivate me. When we […] Read more…

Lexi’s 1780s Polonaise



Hello Mrs Chancey! My name is Lexi and I am 19. I started sewing from your Regency dress patterns when I was 17, and have continued to enjoy them! I just love your new 1780’s pattern! It was the one thing I wanted for Christmas, and I was so happy to have my Mother order […] Read more…

Toile 1780s Toddler’s Dress



Two years ago I found this Nativity Toile and made dresses for my then 2-yr-old and 3-month-old granddaughters. This year those dresses were passed down to younger sisters and I made the Portrait Dress for my now 4-year-old granddaughter. I added a pleated ruffle around the neckline. A young lady at church crocheted the lace […] Read more…

Erin’s Regency Gowns



I made these two dresses from your Regency pattern. It was really a lot of fun to make them and I didn’t have any problems at all. The dark red dress I based off a dress Dolley Madison wore. It was my first time using silk and I love the colors. It’s really a lot […] Read more…

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