Over the past 13 years, I’ve revisited patterns many times to make changes, correct errors, or add something to the instructions or illustrations. Most of these changes have come from suggestions made by my wonderful customers, and I always appreciate the feedback. As I’ve sewed for my growing daughters, I’ve started making notes on what needs tweaking, so there are some changes afoot!
In using the Regency patterns for my girls in the past year, I’ve found that the Girls’ Spencer Jacket has too much “ease” (extra room for movement). Back when I designed that pattern, I had only a nine-month-old baby girl and a few unwilling boys to try on my creations (LOL!), so I had to rely on measurements and hope I’d added enough ease for movement through all sizes. Now that my girls are bigger, I’ve found there’s definitely too much room in the Jacket pattern to make it nicely fitted, so that one’s going on the “chopping block” first. Then I’ll be revisiting the Regency Dress for girls, as a couple of customers have alerted me that the larger sizes run too small when it comes to ease. While I’m at it, I’ll go ahead and size this pattern up to girls’ 14, as there are many tall girls who aren’t ready for the ladies’ pattern.
Thanks for your patience while I work out these quirks. And, remember, if you’ve already purchased a pattern that is later updated, you get the updates for free in PDF format–no need to purchase the pattern all over again!