Archive of ‘Show & Tell’ category

Mary’s Regency Wedding Gown

By Jennie Chancey

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Photos copyright Affordable Excellent Photo 2001 Dear Jennie, My wedding dress was made using your Regency pattern. I was thrilled with the result! I found a gorgeous silk for the dress and a stunning lace for the overlay. I am so glad I stumbled onto your site! I wanted to share some pictures, hoping you […]

Amanda’s 1910s Prom Gown

By Jennie Chancey

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My daughter went to her prom Saturday night, in the Titanic-era dress I made from your pattern. It was fabulous. We made an overskirt of forest green satin, while the dress itself was medium green cotton covered with pearl and sequin-embroidered cream illusion. We trimmed it with gold fringe and gold and green baroque trim. […]

Regency Prom Gown

By Jennie Chancey

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I ordered your Regency pattern last Spring to make my daughter’s Prom dress, and sent an appeal for help in making a split overskirt. Well, it’s taken me MONTHS to send pictures, but the dress itself only took a few days! I’ve only been sewing for a little over a year, and even for me, […]

Regency Dancers

By Jennie Chancey

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(Click for larger image.) Aylwen G. shared this picture of her Heritage Dancers, an Australian group. Most of the ladies made their gowns from my Regency Gown pattern. Aylwen is a very talented seamstress and also an expert on Regency Era dancing. You can visit her website HERE!.

Lily’s Embroidered Spencer Jacket

By Jennie Chancey

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I just used your pattern to make my first Spencer! I was very pleased with the pattern, and here are pictures. The cloth was an old Laura Ashely duvet cover that had stains. I cut the pieces so the white embroidery on the cloth became part of the design of the jacket. I just wanted […]

Regency Wedding Ensemble

By Jennie Chancey

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Hold on to your hats! This is one of the best mother of the bride stories I’ve ever gotten! This is one amazing mama! Hello Jennie, I am so pleased with the outcome of my boned bodice petticoat and my gown of dupioni silk that I have made as the Mother of the Bride gown […]

Regency Bridal Shower Dress

By Jennie Chancey

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I ordered the Regency Gown pattern in early summer and made a dress for my sister to wear at her bridal shower. It’s a cream-colored underdress with a light, almost see-through overdress, gathered neckline, embroidered in gold. I added details like satin ribbons sparingly, as to not ruin the simplicity of the cut. My sister […]

Regency Birthday Gown

By Jennie Chancey

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This year, my sister Alexandria and I made a Regency ballgown for one of our sisters. We added fan pleating (actually I cheated and just pressed the gathers) and added the crisscrossing on the sleeves (I don’t know if someone actually has a name for that kind of sleeve, I just copied it from a […]

Emily’s Regency Graduation Dress

By Jennie Chancey

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(This image copyright Graham Photography 2005) This young lady made her Regency graduation dress with overdress. The two photos on the far right in the center row show the underdress; the rest include the overdress with ribbon trim. The three pictures on the third row show the detailing of the underdress. Stunning ensemble! I ordered […]

Michelle’s Velvet Regency Gown

By Jennie Chancey

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I made my Regency gown from some stretch crushed velvet that I had found at a garage sale. Because of the stretchiness of the fabric, I simply sewed the seams, and then serged them all – which eliminated the need for snipping curves, and reduced alot of bulk where the gathers are in the back […]

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