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!

Doll’s Regency Spencer/Pelisse ePattern

by

Doll's Spencer Jacket ePattern

This ePattern is for the Doll's Regency Spencer/Pelisse only and will make jackets, coats, and sleeveless pelisses. It's fun to make matching “mommy” and “dolly” outfits, too! Fits all 18″ soft-bodied dolls, like the American Girls, Magic Attic, and Beautiful Girlhood dolls.

Read more… or add to cart:

[add_to_cart item=”DOLLSJP” quantity=”user:1″ ] Read more…

1908 Article, “The Girl Who Makes Her Own Clothes”

by

1908 Travel Feature

This neat 1908 fashion feature tells the traveling lady exactly what she’ll need for a weekend away–including a traveling suit, shirtwaist, evening gown, nightgown, kimono, petticoat, and more. Not only do you get beautiful illustrations of these items, but the article explains exactly what fabrics and trimmings are needed for each.

Read more… or add to cart:

 Read more…

Three 1908 Fashion Features

by

Here are three fun features from 1908. The first is an article titled “What to Wear and What Not to Wear.” It includes illustrations and descriptive text to help ladies understand the principles of classic, simple elegance. Also includes is a page of “Seaside Dresses for the Children” and one showing beautiful bonnets, aprons, and booties “for the wee ones” by the excellent Mrs. Ralston.

Read more… or add to cart:

 Read more…

1909 Ladies Home Journal Article, “What Girls Will Wear This Summer”

by

1909 What Girls Will Wear

This is an absolutely delicious six-page article from a 1909 Ladies Home Journal, titled “What Girls Will Wear This Summer” by Mrs. Ralston (LHJ fashion editor). Jam-packed with information, this piece is full of absolutely gorgeous, detailed illustrations of the fashions coming into style for the summer season, including all-in-one dresses (the new rage), blouses, skirts, hats, and more.

Read more… or add to cart:

 Read more…

1910 Woman’s World Fashion Feature

by

This delightful, four-page feature comes from the November 1910 issue of Woman’s World. It contains the latest patterns from Pictorial Review for both ladies and girls. The accompanying text provides detailed descriptions of each pattern, including appropriate fabrics and colors, as well as embroidery motifs. Lots of fun hairstyles and accessories to enjoy, too!

Read more… or add to cart:

 Read more…

ca. 1911 Magazine Article, “What Colour Can I Wear?”

by

1911 What Colour Can I Wear?

Did you know that “blue is treacherous” and “brown is a friend–and a foe?” Or how about the fact that a grey-haired matron “ranks as a perfect blonde” if she has pink in her cheeks? This fascinating four-page 1911 magazine article is chock-full of beautiful illustrations and fun information on what colors were considered correct for each complexion type.

Read more… or add to cart:

 Read more…

1 27 28 29 30 31 82