Jennie Chancey

Melinda’s Jane Austen Dress

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  When the opportunity presents itself, I love to help teen girls learn to sew or improve their skills. Last spring I was able to use the S&S Regency pattern with one of those girls. Melinda, like me, loves Jane Austen movies. We struck up a conversation about movies that led to a fun week […] Read more…

Kieran’s Silk Regency Gown

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  I got the itch to make my first Regency gown after watching the A&E ‘Pride & Prejudice’ for the 50 millionth time. I had also just picked up a copy of the Simplicity printing of Sense & Sensibility’s Regency Gown pattern. I knew I wanted a silk ballgown, so I started doing some research and […] Read more…

Lily’s 1912 Kimono Dress

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  Here are some pictures of the Kimono Dress I made recently. I used a velvet-type fabric with a slightly strechy net overlay. NOT a fabric combination I’d like to do again! The net shifted around so much! I was tempted to give up many times, but my Mom kept encouraging me to keep going. […] Read more…

Alyssa’s Regency Gown

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  Here are two pictures of the dress I made while taking your Regency Gown class. The striped fabric is some from my fabric stash, and the burgundy is a poly/cotton blend. Nothing fancy, but fun to experiment with! I am wearing the dress over a Chemise and Short Stays, which I made from your […] Read more…

Misty’s Regency Dress

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  I found out about your site through Katherine’s Dress site, and recently bought your [Regency Gown] pattern. It turned out wonderfully, and I’m really pleased with the pattern 🙂 I’m a self-taught seamstress, and the pattern was very straight-forward and easy to understand. I didn’t have difficulty with any of it. I used to […] Read more…

Girl’s Regency Dress

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  Just wanted to say how pleased my 10-year-old daughter, Anne, was with the Regency dress we recently made for her home schooling project this term. She had been studying Jane Austen’s life and times, and we ordered your pattern as part of her arts and crafts project. We looked at Regency dresses on the […] Read more…

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