Archive of ‘Show & Tell’ category

Kieran’s Silk Regency Gown

By Jennie Chancey

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I got the itch to make my first Regency gown after watching the A&E ‘Pride & Prejudice’ for the 50 millionth time. I had also just picked up a copy of the Simplicity printing of Sense & Sensibility’s Regency dress pattern. I knew I wanted a silk ballgown, so I started doing some research and […]

Lily’s 1912 Kimono Dress

By Jennie Chancey

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Here are some pictures of the Kimono Dress I made recently. I used a velvet-type fabric with a slightly strechy net overlay. NOT a fabric combination I’d like to do again! The net shifted around so much! I was tempted to give up many times, but my Mom kept encouraging me to keep going. So, […]

Alexa’s 1914 Afternoon and Regency Dresses

By Jennie Chancey

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Dear Jennie, The white one is from the 1914 Afternoon Dress pattern. It’s of white linen, with a hand-embroidered butterfly. I made it for my granny’s 90th birthday, because I found it a nice idea to wear a dress inspired by the fashion of her youth. She liked it very much, especially since she’s a […]

Mother-Daughter Regency Dresses

By Jennie Chancey

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Here are pics of the gowns I made for my 1yo daughter and myself for Christmas. We wore the dresses to church and everyone loved them. I also found a lot of people who now want to get together and sew! I am so thrilled with your patterns. I have since ordered the ELC, the […]

Alyssa’s Regency Gown

By Jennie Chancey

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Here are two pictures of the dress I made while taking your Regency Gown class. The striped fabric is some from my fabric stash, and the burgundy is a poly/cotton blend. Nothing fancy, but fun to experiment with! I am wearing the dress over a Chemise and Short Stays, which I made from your pattern […]

Misty’s Regency Dress

By Jennie Chancey

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I found out about your site through Katherine’s Dress site, and recently bought your [Regency Gown] pattern. It turned out wonderfully, and I’m really pleased with the pattern I’m a self-taught seamstress, and the pattern was very straight-forward and easy to understand. I didn’t have difficulty with any of it. I used to pattern to […]

Aurora’s Regency Spencer Jacket

By Jennie Chancey

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I made this Spencer out of a brown velvet fabric that I had lying around and that had belonged to my grandmother before, at least so we believe. I always knew I wanted to make some kind of jacket out of it, and when I found Mrs. Chancey’s Regency Spencer Jacket pattern on here I […]

Girl’s Regency Dress

By Jennie Chancey

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Just wanted to say how pleased my 10-year-old daughter, Anne, was with the Regency dress we recently made for her home schooling project this term. She had been studying Jane Austen’s life and times, and we ordered your pattern as part of her arts and crafts project. We looked at Regency dresses on the various […]

Regency Wedding Party

By Jennie Chancey

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My niece, Madeleine, got married in July and had asked me to make her and her bridesmaids ‘Jane Austen’ style dresses. It was with great relief that I found your invaluable pattern via the Internet. I changed the under bust gathers to darts on all the dresses, but otherwise I made very few changes to […]

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