September 2011 archive

Regency Spencer/Pelisse Pattern

By Jennie Chancey

Photo by Gabi Reichert (http://www.5reicherts.com/)

I created this pattern by pulling research together from several sources (along with customer requests!). I studied a Spencer jacket in the D.A.R. Museum collection and one at the Valentine. I also drew from Janet Arnold’s wonderful Patterns of Fashion to create a versatile pattern for short jackets, long coats, and sleeveless pelisses or short gowns.

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Paper Pattern $12.95

ePattern $9.95

Ladies’ 1780s Portrait Dress Pattern

By Jennie Chancey

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When I created the Girls’ 1780s Portrait Dress pattern, I knew I’d want to follow up with a women’s version. The construction of the dresses offered in this pattern comes from the study of dozens of portraits, plus scrutiny of extant gowns for women from this time period, but I’ve stuck with conventional machine techniques in the instructions to allow for ease of sewing.

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Paper Pattern $15.95

ePattern $9.95

Queen Anne’s Lace Gloves Crochet ePattern

By Jennie Chancey

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For the finishing touch to your outfit, fingerless gloves meet the protocol of your costume while providing practicality and freedom of fingers for those Jane Austen tea parties and needlework by firelight. Don't let them intimidate you! These “Queen Anne's Lace Gloves,” designed especially for beginners, are very easy and quick to make!

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Crochet ePattern $2.95