Archive of ‘Show & Tell’ category

Julia’s Queen Anne’s Lace Gloves

By Jennie Chancey

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Hi! I just completed the Queen Anne’s Lace Gloves. The pattern was clear and easy to follow. I am very pleased with how the Queen Anne’s Lace Gloves turned out. When I read that one of the suggested colors was pink I was in! I made a few modifications to the pattern. I started with […]

Neko’s Green Taffeta 1780s Dress

By Jennie Chancey

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My niece, Neko, loves dresses and has fairly expensive taste. It is a good thing her auntie can sew. I had lucked out last year and found 10 yards of green taffeta for just $1.00 a yard. I bought all of it just waiting for the right pattern to come along, so when I came […]

Cecilia’s 1780s Gown

By Jennie Chancey

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Dear Jennie, For my new gown I have used your new 1780′s pattern and I was very pleased with it. It was a joy to work with as all your patterns! I have adopted it a bit as I wanted a round gown, so I have changed the front into an apron front. I used […]

Katrina’s Stunning 1910s Tea Gown

By Jennie Chancey

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I loved using the tea gown pattern, and after years of admiring the design, I finally decided to cut it out (using some of my favorite fabrics) when my mother and I were watching “Pride & Prejudice” one afternoon.  The ivory silk shantung had a lovely satin finish on the back which I used on the […]

Beth’s Embroidered Reticule

By Jennie Chancey

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I’ve recently made a Regency reticule for a friend, and used your suggestions for period embroidery from the Elegant Lady’s Closet to put her monogram on it. My 5yo boy has rated my handiwork as “that’s fantastic mummy” (who could ask for higher praise). A publication of embroidery patterns from the era would be very […]

Regency Ballgowns by Morgan and Anna

By Jennie Chancey

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Hello! My name is Morgan. I have submitted show and tell pictures before of my “Molly Gibson” dress, and this time my friend Anna and I would like to share pictures of our latest Regency ballgowns. This past March, we went to the annual Regency Ball in South Bend, Indiana. We signed up a month […]

Jessica’s Regency Pelisse

By Jennie Chancey

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Here are some pictures of my Pelisse, made for me to wear to a LARP event, using your lovely Regency Spencer pattern. It is made from an unusual taffeta with a pattern of tiny squares, found in the end-of line soft furnishings section of a local fabric shop. I cut two straight front panels, and […]

Cecilia’s Regency Day Dress

By Jennie Chancey

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Dear Jennie, Here is the picture of the latest gown I made. I simply love your patterns! This time I used “The Elegant Lady’s Closet” to make a sheer simple cottondress for around 1800. It was so easy and fast to sew (ok, I omitted the lining for being faster and it fits so well […]

Gracelyn’s First Regency Gown

By Jennie Chancey

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Hello! I made this dress for a party my family and I are hosting. One of my sisters and I each got a pattern from you for Christmas. When I saw how beautiful the dresses were I hoped I could someday make one of them. I did not sew very much, so I knew I […]

Antonia’s 1914 Ensemble

By Jennie Chancey

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I recently made a 1914 tea gown using your pattern. I made this to attend a “Picnic at Hanging Rock” event and people wore 1900s costumes to attend. I also used your pattern to make an Edwardian apron to wear to protect the tea gown while helping out the BBQ. I also include pictures of […]

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