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Olivia’s Shirred Regency Dress with Spencer

By Jennie Chancey

Girl in Regency Dress and Spencer

When I was in Seattle at Expo, I took a class on what is ‘in’ for children’s clothing. One of the topics was shirring. Obviously, that’s not a *new* technique, but it was fun to hear all about how this is making a big come back in garments for all ages, but in particular, for […]

Girl’s 1914 Dress by Rebecca

By Jennie Chancey


Subliminally inspired by the Rogers and Hammerstein song, this 1914 Girl’s Easter dress is fashioned in white eyelet with baby blue batiste lining and satin sash. The border eyelet I selected for the project was about 2 yards I had left over from making a smaller sized Girl’s Regency gown. As I had a limited […]

Gabrielle’s Regency Gowns

By Jennie Chancey


I am rather late in sending these, but I sewed our first Regency dresses for my two sisters and I back in October for our family Christmas picture. I used Mrs. Chancey’s Regency dress pattern which was wonderful and very easy to work with. I love my Regency dress and hope to make another one […]

Little London Assembly Dancers

By Jennie Chancey

Here is the long-awaited photo.  I have now dressed 8 members of the group and working hard to get the rest of them done.  We attended an ECD dance workshop and ball last night. The name of my group is Little London Assembly, and we have a separate web page for that at, groups, […]

Regency Gown Pattern Class

By Jennie Chancey

Photo by Rebecca Suerdieck of

Covering six lessons, this class includes in-depth, detailed instructions that will take you from purchasing fabric to trimming a finished gown. Lessons discuss fabric types, colors common to the Regency Era, undergarments, and more. You will learn how to create a train or overskirt if you so desire.

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Class Registration $40.00

Girls’ Edwardian Apron eClass

By Jennie Chancey

Artwork copyright Anna Lankford

Thanks to the lovely ladies at Joyous Homemaking, I was able to teach a live class for this pattern online and record it. It is now available as a download for $15.95, which includes slide visuals in PDF format and audio in MP3 format. If you don't have the pattern yet, you'll need to add that to your cart or purchase the class with ePattern bundled in.

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Class Alone $15.95

Class with ePattern $20.95

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