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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 […]

Celeste’s Ethereal 1910s Tea Gown

By Jennie Chancey

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Celeste took my 1910s Tea Gown class and made this absolutely stunning gown. I was completely knocked out by the beauty of the dress and the subtle pastels she chose for her skirt layers. From top to toe, Celeste is going to be a hit at the tea she plans to attend. What a romantic […]

Jenny-Rose’s “Queen Bee” Tea Gown

By Jennie Chancey

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This is Jenny-Rose in her golden, glowing “Queen Bee” swim dress! Didn’t she do an absolutely dreamy job of selecting colors, fabrics, and embellishments? Get a load of that fabulous beaded motif on the bodice inset! Jenny-Rose took my online Tea Gown class to make this gown, and she also put up a super website […]

Regency Sister Dresses

By Jennie Chancey

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Melissa (in white) made her beautiful gown while taking my Regency Gown Class, then made one for her sister! Didn’t she do a fantastic job with that eyelet overlay and split front skirt? It makes it look like a dress with a pelisse over top. Very creative!

Caralee’s Regency Dresses

By Jennie Chancey

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At the beginning of the slideshow is Caralee in the first dress she made while taking my Regency Gown class. She used a semi-sheer cotton material in a pale ice blue. For her second dress, Caralee used a period correct block print from White Fox Trading Co. and modified the pattern to include a waistband […]

Titanic “Swim” Dresses

By Jennie Chancey

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Eileen made this stunning dress in my online Tea Gown class and took the time to make the opening period correct (using hooks and eyes down the front inset and in the waistline seam). The shades of blue are marvelous! Katie took my online Tea Gown class and made this stunning version of the “swim” […]

Titanic Boarding Suits

By Jennie Chancey

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Helen has teamed up with Tracie Arnold to produce this magnificent boarding suit ensemble, complete with hat and gloves! Helen found some fantastic new “Titanic” resources along the way, and I’ll let her share her story in her own words: “Yes!!! The great moment has arrived!!! My very first ‘Titanic’ project, the Boarding Suit, is […]

Titanic Pattern Resources

By Jennie Chancey

So many people have asked me to recommend patterns which could be used for “Titanic” gowns, so I’ve gathered that info together and placed it on this page. A few of the patterns featured on here are not specifically copies of “Titanic” gowns, but they will work if you are willing to do some alterations or make some additions to them.

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