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Sisters’ Regency Gowns

By Jennie Chancey

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Hello! Here are some pictures of me (in white) and my sister (in blue) in our regency dresses I made from your wonderful pattern. I love to work with your pattern, it is so easy to use and the results are magnificent! I love to make these dresses so much that I am well on […]

Charlotte’s Regency Outfit

By Jennie Chancey

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Hi, I’m Charlotte coming from France! Finally this year, I will go to the Jane Austen Festival in Bath!! It’s in one week!! I have finished my costumes using your dress and jacket pattern!! And it was easy and I love the result!! The jacket’s just perfect!! Thanks for your work, now I can be […]

Kyleigh’s 1914 Afternoon Dress

By Jennie Chancey

We didn’t get many pictures at the tea, but took a picture before I changed afterwards. This is with the red sash, that I made specifically to wear for the tea and to Church on Christmas morning. I also made a white one, and I have a rose-colored sash that is yet to be finished. […]

Little Girl’s Regency Ensemble

By Jennie Chancey

I recently ordered a gown from http://www.rosecampbellcw.com .  The young lady made me a beautiful blue satin dress with sash from one of your patterns along with a matching hairbow.  I was so excited to get it that we ordered the pattern from you.  I am a beginning seamstress, but I was able to make the pinafore/pantaloon […]

Ballgown Sleeve Replacement for the Elegant Lady’s Closet

By Jennie Chancey

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A customer wrote me earlier this year, asking for help with the ballgown sleeve in the Elegant Lady’s Closet pattern. She was having difficulty matching the underarm seams–finding she had “leftover” material at the top (or too little material at the narrow end of the sleeve). I discovered that the sleeve that ended up on […]

Congrats to our second winner!

By Jennie Chancey

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Congrats to marmota.b, winner of the Grace Kelly book drawing (see the full results HERE)! Thank you to everyone who blogged, Tweeted, or shared about a favorite Sense & Sensibility pattern. It was so much fun to read your posts and see what you’ve made. Stay tuned for more giveaways in the coming weeks. I’ve […]

Congrats to the Winner!

By Jennie Chancey

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Congrats to c.barbarino, winner of the Jane Austen craft book giveaway! (The drawing verification is available at Random.org.) Thanks to all who participated in the scavenger hunt. It was a lot of fun, and this was just a warm-up! I’ve got another giveaway coming down the pipe tomorrow, then still more to follow. Stay tuned! […]

Tiny Miss Elizabeth Bennet

By Jennie Chancey

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I wrote about my daughter’s costume on my blog. She’s Elizabeth Bennet. Thanks for the pattern and such a wonderful resource. Mena What a DOLL! Can you believe how cute this little “Elizabeth” is? I adore the dress, and the bonnet just makes the ensemble. Great work, mom! PS – Check out Mena’s 2010 project […]

1910s Tea Gown for a Special Trip

By Jennie Chancey

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I came across this pretty blush silk on clearance at a local fabric store and bought it, not sure what I wanted to do with it until my husband and I decided to take a cruise to celebrate our 15th anniversary. Immediately, I decided to make a tea gown for one of the two formal […]

White Embroidered Regency Gown

By Jennie Chancey

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This dear friend desired to learn how to sew her own dress. When I shared photos of regency dresses in the past that I had made, she knew that was what she wanted. She selected a beautiful, white cotton fabric with embroidered flowers which became such a lovely dress! What fun it was to sew […]

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