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Jenni’s Crossover Regency Gown

By Jennie Chancey

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Jennie, I just wanted to share a few pictures with you of the Elegant Lady’s Closet Crossover Gown that I recently made. I was THRILLED with the pattern! Thank you so much for it! The fabric is a Reproduction of a Regency Era Print! Thank you, Jenni M. This is such a beautiful outfit. Finding […]

Stunning Silk Regency Ballgown with Lace Overdress

By Jennie Chancey

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I sent a question back during the fall while I was sewing my daughter’s Regency down with removable overlay (she wanted two dresses in one). You asked me to send pictures and, like most homeschool moms, it waited until summer! This is from the Simplicity pattern in silk with a removable lace overlay. We love […]

Ashley's 1909 Edwardian Dress

By Jennie Chancey

Over Christmas while on vacation in Florida, I sewed myself the 1909 Edwardian Dress. The dress is made out of white linen and fully lined with cotton fabric. (This dress is pretty heavy!) The only change I did was to take the zipper out of the back, and made the dress where it can just […]

Girls’ Regency Dresses

By Jennie Chancey

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I wanted to share some photos of a couple of the Regency dresses I’d made from your patterns for my girls. They get no end of compliments on them, thanks in large part to your excellent instructions. I’m a rather inexperienced seamstress, but having started on these patterns has given me the confidence to try […]

Three 1950s Ladies’ Patterns

By Jennie Chancey

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Here is an adorable trio of patterns by Advance. All are from the early-to-mid 1950s. I think my favorite is the one on the far left with its matching jacket. The gored skirt is flattering and feminine. The jumper/blouse combo in the center reminds me of Leslie Caron in “Daddy Longlegs” or Audrey Hepburn in […]

Group of 1950s Adult and Child Patterns

By Jennie Chancey

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All of these delightful images were shared by Magic Dog Enterprises. The donor has also been kind enough to provide the text from the pattern backs where she could! Top left: “Jr. Misses’ and Misses’ One-piece dress with two skirts: Dress has wide shaped collar with notched detail, set-in sleeves, midriff sections and top-stitching detail. […]

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