We've got a centenary memorial event for Titanic coming up on April 12th, which is a costumed formal dinner reproducing the last meal served in first class on the ship. The event promises to be a spectacular one, so I'm making an authentic evening gown from my 1910s Tea Gown pattern.
The second batch of Kangas in the “>Esty shop sold out, but the next batch will go up around the end of April, so be sure to bookmark us!
This ePattern contains instructions for a retro-1970s “maxi” skirt and a very simple hip-yoke A-line skirt. You do not need full pattern pieces to make these skirts; I provide all the measurements and instructions with photos, illustrations, and graphed pattern grids.
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Planning to attend Titanic memorial events this year? I’ve pulled together vintage images from 1911 and 1912 to inspire you, and I’ve also got step-by-step photo instructions for a 1912 boy’s outfit. Enjoy!
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
Hello! My name is Morgan. I have submitted show and tell pictures before of my “Molly Gibson” dress, and this time my friend Anna and I would like to share pictures of our latest Regency ballgowns. This past March, we went to the annual Regency Ball in South Bend, Indiana. We signed up a month […]
Here are some pictures of my Pelisse, made for me to wear to a LARP event, using your lovely Regency Spencer pattern. It is made from an unusual taffeta with a pattern of tiny squares, found in the end-of line soft furnishings section of a local fabric shop. I cut two straight front panels, and […]
Dear Jennie, Here is the picture of the latest gown I made. I simply love your patterns! This time I used “The Elegant Lady’s Closet” to make a sheer simple cottondress for around 1800. It was so easy and fast to sew (ok, I omitted the lining for being faster and it fits so well […]
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