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!

Cheri’s 1910s Tea Gown

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    After loaning out some of my Edwardian clothing to a friend who was going to a tea, I needed something to wear. And so, I completed the dress yesterday night at promptly 12am! 🙂 I still have the sashes to finish, but since time was running out, I just tied the darker pink […] Read more…

Cynthia’s Regency Ballgown

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  Dear Jennie, Thank you for the kind feedback. I enjoyed making the gown. If you ever run into anyone who needs a gown and wants to travel to Santa Barbara, I’d might be happy to ‘knock a gown out’ for them! I was a tailor/seamtress in college, and though now a dentist, I still […] Read more…

Christine’s Catherine Moreland Ensemble

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I just completed a regency ensemble for Bell Armoire magazine’s ‘Becoming Jane.’ I used several of Jennie’s patterns along with the Janet Arnold book [Ed. note: the open robe comes from the gridded pattern in Janet Arnold’s Patterns of Fashion I]. I was creating an outfit for Catherine Morland, of Northanger Abbey, for a call-for-entries in Belle Armoire magazine. Read more…

Carol’s Edwardian Apron

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  It’s finished. Here I am wearing my new, much better fitting, Edwardian Apron. Thank you very much for all the improvements on this pattern. This is sure to become a favorite for me. ~ Carol. K. Note how Carol changed the straps to criss cross over the back and tie through loops on the […] Read more…

Kelly’s "Music Man" Costumes

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    When I found out that the drama department in the school where I teach was doing “The Music Man” as their production for the year, I knew I had to get involved! I had a lengthy collection of patterns from the Edwardian/Titanic/Teens era, including quite a few of the Sense & Sensibility patterns. […] Read more…

Bethany’s Regency Gown

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  I took out about 4 inches from center of the sleeve pattern. The fabric is fairly stiff so it would have been too much ‘poof.’ I love how it has that natural train in the back. I also really loved making this dress because I did not have to alter the length at all! […] Read more…

Living History Regency Gowns

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  My daughters and I may be volunteering as docents at museum house tour in our county for the 1800-1820 time period. I bought Simplicity’s version, of the pattern and wanted to show you my first efforts. The white dress (mine) is made of a flat and fitted cotton sheet set I found at Goodwill […] Read more…

Victoria’s Regency Crossover Gown

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  Thank you so much for your wonderful patterns and website; my sisters and I have really enjoyed them 🙂 I made this dress out of a yellow striped seersucker fabric. I really enjoyed working with this pattern. The instructions where very well written, and I found it even easier to make than the regency […] Read more…