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Jessica’s Regency Pelisse

By Jennie Chancey

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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 […]

Cecilia’s Regency Day Dress

By Jennie Chancey

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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 […]

Gracelyn’s First Regency Gown

By Jennie Chancey

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Hello! I made this dress for a party my family and I are hosting. One of my sisters and I each got a pattern from you for Christmas. When I saw how beautiful the dresses were I hoped I could someday make one of them. I did not sew very much, so I knew I […]

Antonia’s 1914 Ensemble

By Jennie Chancey

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I recently made a 1914 tea gown using your pattern. I made this to attend a “Picnic at Hanging Rock” event and people wore 1900s costumes to attend. I also used your pattern to make an Edwardian apron to wear to protect the tea gown while helping out the BBQ. I also include pictures of […]

Jennifer’s Girl’s 1780s Dress

By Jennie Chancey

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This dress was made from Sense and Sensibility’s 1780’s portrait dress pattern with some fitting alterations.  I added buttonholes and daisy buttons to close the back.  When it came time to mark the tucks and hem, my daughter was so excited about the length and about it being a “Princess” dress!  In the end, instead […]

Katie’s Regency Day Dresses

By Jennie Chancey

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I love the flow and romantic idea behind the Regency. I’m also interested in the Social History of the time. I’ve been doing my homework and I really wanted to make some dresses for church or reenactment if I can get involved with it somehow.  Anyway, I had found these cotton fabrics and just loved […]

“Wonderland” Regency Dress

By Jennie Chancey

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This Regency gown was inspired by the Alice in Wonderland story and also by Tim Burton’s signature director style and mood. Thus the black and white stripes came into play. The gown is created with a lovely white embroidered cotton fabric that is fully lined and accented with a black and white striped cotton. I […]

Natalie’s Droolworthy Regency Crossover Gown

By Jennie Chancey

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Dear Jennie, This is my favorite Regency-era dress to date. It’s your cross-over dress, that Geneece Arnold made up for me last year, but…over the winter I lost 20 pounds and it no longer fit (so sorry, Geneece!), and so I had to rework the whole thing, taking almost all of it apart and handsewing […]

Debra’s Jane Austen Society Ensemble

By Jennie Chancey

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I made this dress for the Jane Austen Society annual Spring gala in Chicago. I altered the pattern to button down the front and to have “slashed” upper sleeves. The pattern is so easy to use and easy to alter that it took me no time at all to make. And Regency gowns are so […]

“Sarah Wheaton” Tam Crochet ePattern

By Jennie Chancey

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Inspired by Sarah Wheaton Whitting’s hats in “Winter’s End”, this Tam o’Shanter is a close copy of Sarah’s accurately depicted Teens/WWI era style. The “Wheaton Tam” is designed with beginners in mind, since it only uses four of the most basic stitches–half double crochet, double crochet, chain, and slip stitch.

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