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Dawn Marie’s 1914 Afternoon Dress

By Jennie Chancey

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A breathtaking version of the 1914 Afternoon Dress. Dawn Marie writes, This is my first attempt at making a 1914 Afternoon Dress. It went together quite nicely. I used an embroidered sheer material for the overdress and white batiste for the underdress. Wearing it felt heavenly. I can’t wait to make more of them. This […]

Heather’s Regency Gown

By Jennie Chancey

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Heather made this beautiful Regency Gown and writes, Here are the explanations for the pictures of me in my gown. For the back view: Here is full view of the back of the gown. That is my grandmother’s grandmother’s christening shawl (and mine too!). It is more Victorian than Regency but it looked good. First […]

Violet’s 1914 Afternoon Dress

By Jennie Chancey

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Violet made this lovely version of the 1914 Afternoon Dress when she took my Heirloom Dress Class. She writes, I have finished my 1914 heirloom gown, and I am SO THRILLED with it! Words can’t described how happy I am with this dress. I love it. I love all the lace and tucks and embroidery. […]

Sisters’ Regency Gowns

By Jennie Chancey

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Sisters Clara and Amelia took my Regency Gown class and produced these wonderful outfits. Don’t they look darling with their fichus and curls? Amelia writes, Finally, Clara and I have pictures of our completed Regency gowns! We wore them to the Christmas Eve service at church and these pictures are from that evening! Thanks so […]

Amy’s Regency Gown

By Jennie Chancey

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Amy took my online Regency Gown class and created this beautiful creamy yellow gown with fitted 3/4-length sleeves. Writes Amy, Hi Jennie! I took your regency gown class back in April and finally have pictures of my dress! I loved taking your class and am a much more confident sewer now. The pelisse pattern just […]

Celeste’s Regency Gown with Undersleeves

By Jennie Chancey

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Celeste made this fantastic Regency gown, complete with detachable undersleeves, in my Regency Gown class. She chose a period-correct fabric from Reproduction Fabrics and modified the pattern to create a “fan-front” bodice. I think her final creation is just absolutely beautiful! And Celeste wears her gown with such panache’. Note her lovely hairstyle and the […]

Tianjing’s Regency Gown

By Jennie Chancey

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Tianjing was a beginning seamstress when she enrolled in my Regency Gown class. She admitted she really didn’t know if she was up to the challenge of making a full gown, but look at her now! What fantastic work, especially for a newbie! Tianjing chose an inexpensive fabric for her first go at the pattern […]

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