Jennie Chancey

Make an Apron-Front Regency Gown! (Part One)

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Cathy Hay and Jennie Chancey in Bath, 2015

I decided last August to make a new apron-front gown, basing it upon several gowns I’ve handled in person, plus an extant garment in the National Museum of Australia that I found online with detailed photographs.

This time, I’ve used my Elegant Lady’s Closet pattern as the base, since it has no back opening to begin with and features the more fitted long sleeves I planned to use for my undersleeves and the short, puffed ballgown sleeves I’d use as the over sleeves. Read more…

Jette’s Exquisite Crossover Gown

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Sheer crossover gown front

Thanks a lot for this great pattern. I have never before done anything from this period, but both the underwear and the crossover gown pattern went together like a dream. The dress looks so nice, you hardly notice that it is made from an old Ikea curtain and three old pillow cases 😉 Since I live in Germany I used your e-pattern option, which even work easily on my Linux. Read more…

Girls’ Classic 1950s Shirt Dress Pattern – New!

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Girls' Classic 1950s Shirt Dress

The 1940s shirt dress that emerged during WWII was a practical, utilitarian garment without frills that used less fabric but still had a distinctively feminine shape to it. As the style morphed over the coming decade, it became one of the most recognizable icons of fashion history, worn by everyone from glamorous Grace Kelly to thrifty TV housewife Donna Reed. The New Look ushered in fuller skirts and feminine frills, and, while the more angular look of the 1960s pushed it out of the limelight for a while, it was still a wardrobe staple on into the 1970s and right up to the present. My favorite versions, by far, come from the decade of the 1950s and have inspired this pattern with its fuller skirt.

Read more… or add to cart:

Paper Pattern $17.95
 (Please note that this is a pre-order button, and the printed pattern will ship as soon as it rolls of the presses (hopefully around June 22).

ePattern $9.95
Instant download! Read more…

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