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“So how do you do all this anyway?

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You have more little ones than I do and not only do you find time to sew, but to design beautiful new patterns. Can you share a little about how you make time to do it all?

This question was recently posted to the S&S Facebook page, and it’s one I get from time to time via email as well. I’ve posted in my FAQs about the “do-it-all” myth, but I thought it might be time to just blog about this topic, since it’s near and dear to my heart. :) Read more…

Emily’s Ethereal Wedding Gown

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Dear Mrs Chancey, Thank you so much for your wonderful patterns! Enclosed are photographs of my wedding gown, made with the Titanic Tea Gown pattern, and my sister’s Maid of Honour dress, made with the Elegant Lady’s Closet Wrap Dress. I have always loved Regency fashions as well as those of the early 1900’s. When […] Read more…

Katie’s Regency Ballgowns

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Katie H. from the Oregon Regency Society has two dresses from the Sense and Sensibility Regency Gown pattern. The first one is an all pale blue dress with a silk chiffon overlay and white lace trim. Her mother, Ruth, adapted the pattern for her and added the extra fullness in the back of the dress. […] Read more…

Jenna’s Regency Drawstring Gown

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Hi! I made this dress last week from the Elegant Lady’s Closet Pattern. It was fun to make and felt elegant and comfortable to wear. Now one of my younger sisters wants me to make her a Girl’s Regency dress or Girl’s Georgian Era Dress (when the pattern comes out!). Thanks for designing these lovely […] Read more…

Genevieve’s Linen Swing Dress

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Well, I finally finished the dress last week. It’s taken me awhile to get some photos together, since I had to lasso my Mom to be my photgrapher. But I attached some to this email to show you! I know the dress has its various flaws, but for a first-time dress for me, I am […] Read more…

Nadja’s Girl’s Regency Dress

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I bought the pattern for the Girl’s Regency Dress a few years ago, intending to make it for my daughter. I had never sewn a dress before, but since it was labeled for a beginner, I thought I would give it a try. Well, it took me three years to get started, and, fortunately, my […] Read more…

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