December 2012 archive

Katrina’s “Diana” Ensemble

By Jennie Chancey


Of all the Edwardian outfits from the “Anne of Green Gables” series, the light pink traveling dress that Diana wore for her honeymoon has always been one of my favorites! Late last year I stumbled across the perfect pink bengaline moire’, so I decided that now was the time to reproduce this costume! The Beatrix […]

Jennifer’s Titanic Gown

By Jennie Chancey


Greetings from Texas! My husband and I had the privilege of attending a recreation of the 1st Class Dinner 100th anniversary commemoration of the Titanic on April 14th. As soon as we learned of the event, I knew I wanted to create a gown using your 1910 Tea Dress pattern. Not only did the pattern […]

Hannah’s Jane Austen Ensemble

By Jennie Chancey


A few weeks ago I attended the Jane Austen Festival in Canberra, Australia. Some of the dresses were specifically made for the event, but I had a few dresses already as my sisters, a few friends and I regularly have Jane Austen Days in which we dress up, watch a movie, eat Regency food, etc. […]

Heather’s Regency Drawstring Gown

By Jennie Chancey

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I really enjoyed making this drawstring dress! I’ve been wanting to make the drawstring dress for a long time, but I couldn’t seem to find the time to make it. Then, my husband very graciously looked after my little ones for two days in a row while I worked on the dress! It was finished […]

Angela’s Regency Ballgown

By Jennie Chancey


Last year, my friend and I went to the Pittsburgh JASNA Jane Austen Festival. I already had a day dress (bought online years ago), but wanted an evening dress, as the festival was having a ball. A seamstress friend of mine adapted the Elegant Lady’s Closet pattern (crossover dress, I think) so the bodice resembled […]

Cecilia’s “Spencerino”

By Jennie Chancey


Dear Jennie, On this pictures I do wear again my ELC gown, but this time with a little addition: “Spencerino” (Italian for little spencer) as my friend called it. I based this jacket on your ELC pattern. This alteration is very easy and I made a little tutorial about it, please feel free to use […]

Erin’s “Titanic” Deck Dress

By Jennie Chancey


This is my first attempt at a Titanic reproduction dress. I used your 1912 Kimono Dress Pattern for Rose’s deck dress. The dress is done in two parts. The under dress I drafted myself and it doubles as a slip. I had lost weight between the cutting and sewing of my dress so I changed […]

Alexandria’s Regency Wedding Dress

By Jennie Chancey


I was trying to find a wedding dress last year for our Oct. wedding. Everything, I looked at was just to revealing or 80’s princess. I was searching for something pure and modest. My mother suggest making it with a friend and so I searched for a patten and came across Sense and Sesibility Pattens. […]

Olivia’s Regency Birthday Dress

By Jennie Chancey


Hi Jennie, This was a fun dress to make for Olivia. I used the Girls’ Regency Dress pattern. The dress is made out of silk noil with the lace overlay. Olivia’s favourite colour these days is red. J She asked for a doll cake to match her new dress and she asked for a Regency […]

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