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Casey’s Glamorous Swing Dress

By Jennie Chancey

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This is my third version of the Swing Dress that I’ve made in the past year–I just love the pattern and silhouette so much! Plus it’s a pretty quick project. I used a semi-sheer rayon print I picked up at JoAnn’s on clearance earlier this summer for the dress and made a few changes to […]

Big Sis/Little Sis Regency Dresses

By Jennie Chancey

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After seeing Mama’s Regency dresses, our little girls wanted one of their own. Our girls are not twins but they do love to dress alike, so we selected the matching seersucker fabric with contrasting colors. The completed dresses brought much delight! Christina K Adorable! I really love the contrasting fabric sashes. Thanks so much for […]

Aussie Jane Austen

By Jennie Chancey

I discovered the existence of a Jane Austen Festival in Canberra, Australia, in 2008. After attending the first festival and having a ball–but having to borrow dresses–I decided to give it a crack, despite no sewing experience further than year 8 cushions and bags. I’ve since attended two more festivals and been a useful resource […]

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! […]

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