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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 […]

Olivia’s Regency Nightgowns

By Jennie Chancey

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Olivia needed some new nightgowns. The only nightgowns I have made for Olivia since she was a toddler has been using the Girls’ Regency Dress Pattern. Now at 8 years old, she needs some new ones. In the past we have used cotton flannel. This time, Olivia chose some lovely cotton knit fabrics for her […]

Melissa’s Regency Holiday Portrait Dresses

By Jennie Chancey

I wanted to make something special for my two girls to wear for Holiday portraits. I chose the Regency gowns made up in a gorgeous silk with black silk ribbon ties and fully lined in batiste. I’m very excited to try the new pattern coming out, hopefully, in October. Thanks again, Melissa These are so, […]

Morgan’s Romantic “Molly” Ensemble

By Jennie Chancey

Hello Jennie! First of all, thank you so much for creating such beautiful patterns! I am a 19 year-old, self-taught seamstress, and I have made two dresses from your Simplicity Regency pattern (I am hoping to upload some pictures of those dresses in the future), and I recently finished creating this dress from your Romantic […]

Lea-anne’s “Picnic at Pemberley” Outfit

By Jennie Chancey

I was attending a “Picnic at Pemberley” event at the Abbey Museum of Art & Archaeology, Qld Australia, so I particularly wanted a dress with the proper period styling. I made my dress in a bit of a hurry and didn’t do a trial fitting first, so the neckline is somewhat higher than I would […]

Naomi’s Edwardian Aprons

By Jennie Chancey

Thank you so much for providing this lovely apron pattern. One day while watching The Masterpiece Theatre’s utterly perfect rendition of “Pollyanna,” I promised myself I would one day find an Edwardian apron pattern similar Nancy’s (the maid). I hunted high and low until I remembered seeing an apron pattern here and, to my great […]

“When Buying New Frocks” and “Fashions for Women of Varied Tastes”

By Jennie Chancey

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This Dollar Download includes two fun features. The first, entitled, “When Buying New Frocks,” is jam-packed with advice for the Edwardian woman seeking to build an appropriate wardrobe on a reasonable budget. Another short feature, “Fashions for Women of Varied Tastes” (ca. 1909) has also been included.

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Girls’ 1780s Portrait Dress Pattern

By Jennie Chancey

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I have long loved the beautiful, pastoral portraits of the late Georgian Era. Family groupings set in fields and beneath trees painted by artists like Thomas Gainsborough marked a departure from the stiffer, more formal portraits of a generation before. Children in these paintings gradually made an amazing transition from miniature adults to playful, happy youngsters in relaxed poses. Some of my favorite paintings are by George Romney and Élisabeth-Louise Vigée-Le Brun. Inspired by these lovely, classic portraits, I decided to create this pattern for my own girls, who adore the full skirts and wide sashes of the time.

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