July 2011 archive

Button Necklace Crochet ePattern – Only $1!

By Jennie Chancey

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Inspired by a gallon jar of vintage buttons, this Interchangeable Era Button Necklace is a perfect accent for your period costumes. It's both quick and easy to make, using only the three most basic crochet stitches and taking an hour or less to stitch. A great starter project for those interested in dabbling with thread!

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Crochet ePattern $1.00

Ana-Gloria’s Georgian Easter Dress

By Jennie Chancey

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These are the pictures of Ana-Gloria’s Easter Dress and my second time with the 1780 Portrait Dress. This time I made the gathered bodice and it went together beautifully and was so much fun to make. The dress is white cotton lawn with a silk dupioni sash in “Tiffany Blue” with a hand made flower […]

Hannah’s Ethereal Regency Gown

By Jennie Chancey

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I must start out by saying that I absolutely adore your website and all the beautiful clothes! I have been sewing since I was a small child (I’m 17 now), and have made two Regency dresses so far; this is my second (and favorite!). I’ve been wanting to make a white Regency dress for a […]

Olivia’s 1780s First Communion Dress

By Jennie Chancey

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My daughter Olivia wanted to look like a princess, and I wanted to find something classic-looking for her First Communion. The portrait dress looked like a perfect fit. Not being a particularly advanced seamstress, I was a bit scared to do it in solid white, but am pleased with how it turned out and so […]

Erin’s Fun Swing Dresses

By Jennie Chancey

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 I made both of these dresses from your Swing Dress pattern. It was a lot of fun and easy to make. The short-sleeved white dress is made out of a reprint flour sack fabric. I had originally wanted to try to use real flour sack fabric from that era but couldn’t find enough flour sacks […]

Laura’s Sumptuous Regency Gown

By Jennie Chancey

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This is a gown I made for a 4-H competition where I received first place! I am also planning on attending a regency ball in the near future. Thank you for this pattern. I absolutely adore it! I have made three other dresses from the regency dress pattern, the only change I made to this […]

Veronica’s Empire Tunic

By Jennie Chancey

I wanted an elegant tunic to go over my full skirt, so adapted my Regency pattern with elbow length sleeves into a tunic. I added a band under the bodice, and instead of a gathered back skirt panel I made it fit right onto the band. I’ve received heaps of compliments about my new outfit. […]