Jennie Chancey

I launched Sense & Sensibility Patterns in 1998 with my original Regency Gown pattern. I never dreamed I'd one day have over two dozen patterns on the market and would be leading tours yearly in the UK! Enjoy my blog, and let me know if you'd like to travel with us!

Girls’ Edwardian Apron eClass

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Artwork copyright Anna Lankford

Thanks to the lovely ladies at Joyous Homemaking, I was able to teach a live class for the Girls’ Edwardian Apron 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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1910s Tea Gown Class

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1910s Tea Gown

This 1910s Tea Gown class is six lessons long and is for those who already have a good bit of sewing experience. If you are at an intermediate level (or have completed the Regency Gown Class), you will be able to tackle the Tea Gown. This pattern requires more careful fitting, and if you make the full dress in all its glory, you’ll be creating multiple skirt layers and working with more difficult fabrics, like chiffon or silk.

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1914 Afternoon Dress Class

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Created for the intermediate to advanced sewist who enjoys new challenges, the 1914 Afternoon Dress class will guide you through steps to make an heirloom gown that includes lace insertion, tucks, and embroidery. If you’ve always wanted a scrumptious tea gown, this is the class for you!

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Early 1900s Fashion Features

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This download includes three articles from the early 1900s (my original copies are, alas, undated, but hairstyles and dress styles provide good clues). First is a feature about fashionable hats. Next is a beautifully illustrated piece about negligees–lovely, long gowns and wrappers to match. Finally there’s an article with photographs of intricate embroidery by “peasants!” Enjoy!

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1908 Ladies’ Home Journal Summer Fashions

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This is a charming article with lots of beautifully detailed illustrations from the June 1908 Ladies’ Home Journal (summer fashion issue!). Three pages of text cover everything from what flatters a particular complexion to what a governess should wear–all written by Lady Catherine Milnes Gaskell. I’ve also included a bonus page of “Frocks for the Holidays.”

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