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Emily’s Regency Ballgown

By Jennie Chancey

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I ordered your pattern two children ago, and at last finished it in a medium weight polished cotton/linen blend for our local Playford ball last Saturday. Trim was inspired by the Dashwood girls’ ballgowns in ‘Sense and Sensibility.’ Although there were a number of ladies attending in panniers, I was grateful for the comfort level […]

Amie’s Regency Wedding

By Jennie Chancey

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Isn’t this a heavenly looking wedding? The ladies are positively ethereal in their Regency gowns! Writes Amie, Hi! I was browsing your site again recently and was suddenly inspired to send you some photos for your show and tell page. I was married in May 2001 and had a Regency-themed wedding. I used your Regency […]

Amelia’s Regency Pelisse

By Jennie Chancey

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Amelia made her wonderful pelisse (coat) from my Spencer/Pelisse pattern and writes, I thought that you might be interested in seeing my completed Regency pelisse (since you helped me so very kindly when I had questions!;-)). Thanks so much! Have a great day! ~Amelia H.

Regency Dress and Edwardian Apron

By Jennie Chancey

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Tiffani created a wonderful everyday Regency dress and an Edwardian apron from my patterns. She writes, I was so thrilled to find your site. I actually ran across BakerLane first and decided that I’d tackle the sewing myself. Well, here’s the fruit of my labor. I’ve always been a “jeans and tennis shoe” girl, but […]

Sarah’s 1914 Afternoon Dress

By Jennie Chancey

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Sarah made this lovely version of the 1914 Afternoon Dress and writes, This is a picture my brother took the other day of the first afternoon dress I made. I made the dress just below knee-length with the underdress ankle-length. I was able to use up some shorter lengths of scraps this way, as well […]

Regency Maternity Dress

By Jennie Chancey

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Lisa helped her sister create this drop-front version of the Regency Gown from my pattern and writes, I completely fell in love with your drop-front adaptation, and I have two dresses all most finished for myself. The fun one is one I helped my sister draft out, and she sewed it to wear to her […]

Regency Ballgowns

By Jennie Chancey

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This group of students from California put on their own costumed “Pride and Prejudice” ball. Be sure to visit their online yearbook to see more photos! Most of the gals used my pattern to make their own gowns!

Andrea’s Regency Wedding Gown with Pelisse

By Jennie Chancey

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Andrea used my Spencer/Pelisse pattern to create the stunning trained overdress you see here. She writes, Happy New Year to you from Andrea E.! My wedding dress was beautiful, thanks to your Empire-period pelisse pattern which you kindly shipped to me early. With best wishes for the new year, Andrea E. Simply elegant!

Sisters’ 1914 Afternoon Dresses

By Jennie Chancey

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Sisters Tiffany and Shannon created these beautiful dresses from my Regency Gown and 1914 Afternoon Dress patterns. Shannon also used the Spencer/Pelisse pattern to create her lovely peach pelisse! The pictures on the beach just make the dresses look all the more Romantic!

Lindsey’s Regency Wedding Gown

By Jennie Chancey

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I ordered a pattern from you back in November or so. Here is the final product! Thanks so much. My mom made the dress out of Indian silk that was embroidered–very beautiful–and satin underneath. Couldn’t have done it without you! ~ Lindsey R. Beautiful!

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