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Cecilia’s 1780s Gown

By Jennie Chancey

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Dear Jennie, For my new gown I have used your new 1780′s pattern and I was very pleased with it. It was a joy to work with as all your patterns! I have adopted it a bit as I wanted a round gown, so I have changed the front into an apron front. I used […]

Katrina’s Stunning 1910s Tea Gown

By Jennie Chancey

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I loved using the tea gown pattern, and after years of admiring the design, I finally decided to cut it out (using some of my favorite fabrics) when my mother and I were watching “Pride & Prejudice” one afternoon.  The ivory silk shantung had a lovely satin finish on the back which I used on the […]

Beth’s Embroidered Reticule

By Jennie Chancey

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I’ve recently made a Regency reticule for a friend, and used your suggestions for period embroidery from the Elegant Lady’s Closet to put her monogram on it. My 5yo boy has rated my handiwork as “that’s fantastic mummy” (who could ask for higher praise). A publication of embroidery patterns from the era would be very […]

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