Archive of ‘Show & Tell’ category

Lydia’s Regency Dress

By Jennie Chancey


I made this dress for my 2 yo daughter using your Girl’s Regency pattern. I added homemade piping at the neckline and waist, as well as making the skirt lining a little longer than the skirt and turned it right-side out. Lydia (my daughter) and I are very pleased with the results, and I am […]

Regency Graduation Dress

By Jennie Chancey


This is me in the gown my Gramma and I made this March. We used cream colored eyelet, with darkish pink for the lining. It was fun and simple to put together! These pictures are from my eighth grade “graduation” ceremony. A couple of girls came up to me after the ceremony and told me […]

Regency Opera Costumes

By Jennie Chancey


I am currently producing an opera set in the Regency time period, and have used some of your patterns for our costumes (which are looking beautiful!) ~ Elaine C. from Worcester Opera Works Opera! I’m tickled pink to see gowns from my patterns up on the stage!

Regency Theater Costumes

By Jennie Chancey


These are photos from a wonderful production of ‘Northanger Abbey’ at the Pear Avenue Theatre in Mountain View, CA. The Pear is a tiny theater. The play was done with very few props and very little furniture. All the ladies’ gowns are variations on either the Simplicity pattern or the Elegant Lady’s Closet pattern. The […]

Cindy’s Regency Ballgowns

By Jennie Chancey


It’s been a while since I emailed you, but it was because the rest of the sewing went great & I didn’t need any more help. I was pretty excited to share with you some pictures of our family at the dance last Friday. I also followed your instructions to fix my daughter’s hair & […]

Cheri’s 1910s Tea Gown

By Jennie Chancey


After loaning out some of my Edwardian clothing to a friend who was going to a tea, I needed something to wear. And so, I completed the dress yesterday night at promptly 12am! I still have the sashes to finish, but since time was running out, I just tied the darker pink in a knot. […]

Cynthia’s Regency Ballgown

By Jennie Chancey


Dear Jennie, Thank you for the kind feedback. I enjoyed making the gown. If you ever run into anyone who needs a gown and wants to travel to Santa Barbara, I’d might be happy to ‘knock a gown out’ for them! I was a tailor/seamtress in college, and though now a dentist, I still enjoy […]

Christine’s Catherine Moreland Ensemble

By Jennie Chancey

Catherine Morland outfit front view 2

I just completed a regency ensemble for Bell Armoire magazine’s ‘Becoming Jane.’ I used several of Jennie’s patterns along with the Janet Arnold book [Ed. note: the open robe comes from the gridded pattern in Janet Arnold’sPatterns of Fashion I]. I was creating an outfit for Catherine Morland, of Northanger Abbey, for a call-for-entries in […]

Carol’s Edwardian Apron

By Jennie Chancey

Edwardian apron Jan 21 08 (3).JPG edit

It’s finished. Here I am wearing my new, much better fitting, Edwardian Apron. Thank you very much for all the improvements on this pattern. This is sure to become a favorite for me. ~ Carol. K. Note how Carol changed the straps to criss cross over the back and tie through loops on the back […]

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