I used the wonderful Beatrix Potter Walking Skirt pattern and Edwardian Shirtwaist to make this outfit to celebrate our school centenary. The entire school, staff and parents dressed up and went to Beamish open air museum, and it was a lovely day. The collar on the blouse is an original Edwardian Irish crochet lace, found [...]
November 2011 archive
Hello Mrs. Chancey! The first time I saw the 1940s Swing Dress pictures, I fell in love with the style! I had been planning for a long time to buy the pattern, and when a wedding came up that my Mom was to sing at, it was the perfect opportunity to make the dress! I [...]
Dear Mrs. Chancey, First, I will begin by thanking you for all of your gorgeous patterns! There is really no place like Sense and Sensibility. I love historical clothing, and making it with your patterns is so much fun. I just wanted to share these photos with you of the dress I made from your [...]
Dear Mrs Chancey, As promised (better late than never), here are some pictures of some of the dresses i have made from your Elegant Lady’s Closet pattern . I find the pattern very versatile and have made over 30 dresses from it. Most I made for sale, but I have made a good half dozen [...]
When choosing a design for my flowergirls’ dresses, your Girls’ Romantic Dress pattern was perfect – it had the fitted bodice and full skirt I was looking for, without a neckline that belongs on an adult. The only change I had to make was to lengthen the skirts. The green dress also has a waistband, [...]
For a necessary crowning touch to your 1940s costume, stitch the Pearl Harbor Pillbox and wear it for instant, authentic Swing Era style! The pillbox can be made in an hour or less and features a cute ridged brim for detail and to hold its shape.
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I’m delighted to announce that Sense & Sensibility’s creative order fulfillment gal, Heather (who packages and mails all your orders with her homeschooling family!), is now creating beautiful pinafores and pantaloons from my patterns for her new Etsy shop, Sew In Joy!