Archive of ‘Show & Tell’ category

Olivia’s Regency Dress & Spencer

By Jennie Chancey

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I am sending you pictures of Olivia in her new Regency outfit. I made the dress from a Swiss dot cotton, but it’s not a fine Swiss. The bodiced petticoat is made from cotton batiste and the Spencer is made from a lovely cotton velvet, navy in colour. It was fun dressing her up in this outfit. ~ Carol K.

Kelly’s "Music Man" Costumes

By Jennie Chancey

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When I found out that the drama department in the school where I teach was doing The Music Man as their production for the year, I knew I had to get involved! I had a lengthy collection of patterns from the Edwardian/Titanic/Teens era, including quite a few of the Sense & Sensibility patterns. I knew […]

Kathleen’s Romantic & "Beatrix" Blouses

By Jennie Chancey

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I have finished my first blouse from the Romantic era pattern and the Beatrix Shirtwaist pattern. I love them both! They went togehter very easily and look wonderful when done. I already have my second blouse of each pattern in the planning. Enjoy the pictures! I hope I have done your pattern drafting even the […]

Bethany’s Regency Gown

By Jennie Chancey

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I took out about 4 inches from center of the sleeve pattern. The fabric is fairly stiff so it would have been too much ‘poof.’ I love how it has that natural train in the back. I also really loved making this dress because I did not have to alter the length at all! She […]

Living History Regency Gowns

By Jennie Chancey

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My daughters and I may be volunteering as docents at museum house tour in our county for the 1800-1820 time period. I bought Simplicity’s version,/a> of the pattern and wanted to show you my first efforts. The white dress (mine) is made of a flat and fitted cotton sheet set I found at Goodwill and […]

Victoria’s Regency Crossover Gown

By Jennie Chancey

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Thank you so much for your wonderful patterns and website; my sisters and I have really enjoyed them I made this dress out of a yellow striped seersucker fabric. I really enjoyed working with this pattern. The instructions where very well written, and I found it even easier to make than the regency gown! I […]

Honey’s Regency Dress & Doll Dress

By Jennie Chancey

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When I first visited this website, I was looking at the show and tell section, and someone had made their two little girls dresses with this fabric. I thought they were so cute, and I was very excited to find the same fabric at Wal*Mart. Here is Honey in her new dress, and in the […]

Girls’ Regency Ensembles

By Jennie Chancey

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I simply love all of the Sense and Sensibility patterns, especially because I am permitted to use them professionally. When a friend commissioned me to make a dress for her little girl, I knew exactly where to find the perfect pattern. Her description of the ‘dream outfit’ fit the Regency dress and pelisse closely, so […]

Loral’s Tween Regency Dress

By Jennie Chancey

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I had ordered the pattern awhile ago and got some excellent advice on the board about which size to order for my quickly growing 11yo dd. She’s growing so fast that she outgrew the muslin I started working on for her to wear to a bridal shower. Three days before the shower I had to […]

Kitty’s First Regency Dress

By Jennie Chancey

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Well, here it is. My first Regency dress! I made a few changes to the pattern to make it more modern and my style, raising the neck line a little, and shortening the skirt. I also had to make all the Miss Petite changes to the bodice. I bought the fabric early in the spring […]

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