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!

Tanya’s Regency Day Dress

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Your patterns are great! Imagine the suprised look on my face when I opened up the pattern and saw real paper! I’m a new sewer about 1 year and I can’t stop. I found the Renaissance first, and then fell in love with Regency–after all, you can’t wear a Tudor gown to church, although I […] Read more…

Maggi’s Regency Wedding Party

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The main dress is a crepe fabric with organza overdress. The girls all loved them and thanked me for making them feel like princesses for the day. Your patterns were a delight to use with very clear instructions. I have been sewing for 50 years, since I was 7, and some instructions are incomprehensible, so […] Read more…

Olivia’s Regency Swim Dress

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Here is another fabulous idea from Carol K. She used the Regency Dress and Pantaloons patterns to make her daughter a swimming dress! I decided what to make with the girl’s pattern for regency dress and bloomers. So here is a swim dress from the regency dress pattern and bloomer pattern. I took your bloomer […] Read more…

Girls’ Regency Dresses

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I just wanted to tell you how much I LOVE the Girls’ Regency Dress pattern! As you probably know, I made Regency gowns for all of the ‘girls’ in my family to wear to my senior recital, and they all turned out smashingly!! Thanks, again, for all of your work to encourage and promote sewing […] Read more…

Carol’s "Beatrix" Skirt

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Here are a couple pictures of the skirt I made using your Beatrix skirt pattern, inspired by Cattle Kate skirts! All I did was to take the back skirt piece and put it on the fold, backed away from the fold by about 2″. Then I made a placket in the back that is hidden […] Read more…

Rebekka’s Regency Wedding Gown

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This bride’s mother worked with her to create her wedding gown. Here are some pictures of the (modified) Regency dress šŸ™‚ I like what my mom did to the back, because I don’t much like the “balloon” style the dress has with some types of fabric. And of course: no sleeves, which was a blessing […] Read more…

Romantic Era Nursing Dresses

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Here are photos of the finished Romantic nursing dress. Thanks so much for your help in shortening the bodice! I ended up using the 1914 cap sleeve for a more “modern” look. My friend loves this dress and says it is very comfortable. This pattern is so versatile–she can wear it throughout pregnancy and nursing. […] Read more…