Archive of ‘Show & Tell’ category

Rowena's Regency Christmas Ensemble

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Hello, Mrs. Chancey. I wanted to let you know how much I’ve enjoyed using your patterns, especially the Regency ones. I just finished a Christmas outfit using the Regency dress pattern (with piping attaching the short sleeve to the undersleeve and a fan front bodice) and the Spencer pattern. I lined both in flannel for […] Read more…

Valarie's 1914 Afternoon Dress

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Jennie, I spoke to you on the phone about my Edwardian white lingerie dress that I’d made from an embroidered fine batiste shower curtain. I used your 1914 Afternoon Dress pattern. I purchased the shower curtain at Target from their Shabby Chic collection. The ladies in your sales booth at Costume College just loved it. […] Read more…

Renee’s Regency Day Dress

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Hello Mrs. Chancey, I made this dress to wear for the 400th anniversary celebration in Jamestown. It had such a feminine, graceful feel as well as adding to the remembrance of a past era! It is very comfortable for walking, yet feels very tailored since the gathers are all in the back. I totally love […] Read more…

Rose's Regency Ballgown

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I made a gown from your Simplicity pattern for a New Year’s party last year. Here are the pictures! The first one is from the Prom-Themed New Year’s party I went to, for which I made the dress. The second picture is from Halloween this year; I went as Jane Austen. Thank you so much, […] Read more…

1914 Wedding

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Our son just got married, and the bridesmaids dresses were from your 1914 Afternoon Dress pattern. Thanks! Marci B. I am a real sucker for blue and white. My own wedding was blue and white, and I adore hydrangeas! Note the embroidery on the bodices, too. The dresses are sheer over white petticoats (also made […] Read more…

Aubrey’s Romantic Era Gown

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Hello Mrs. Chancey, I’m Aubrey Lenz. My sister, Emily, sent you pictures of the Regency gowns she made with your Regency pattern a few years ago. I graduated this spring, and Emily and I made a Romantic Era gown for my graduation ceremony. Emily and I followed the family tradition from our great-grandmother who had […] Read more…

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