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Regency Spencer/Pelisse Pattern

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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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Ladies’ 1780s Portrait Dress Pattern

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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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Queen Anne’s Lace Gloves Crochet ePattern

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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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Button Necklace Crochet ePattern – Only $1!

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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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Ana-Gloria’s Georgian Easter Dress

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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 […] Read more…

Hannah’s Ethereal Regency Gown

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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 […] Read more…

Olivia’s 1780s First Communion Dress

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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 […] Read more…

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