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!

Heidi’s Regency Gown

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  Hello there! I wanted to share with you some photos of a dress I made using your Simplicity Pattern 4055. I have worked with several of the Simplicity historical patterns and yours is BY FAR the easiest to work with. It only took me about ten hours (including cutting), and I did not have […] Read more…

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…