Archive of ‘Show & Tell’ category

Ana-Gloria’s Georgian Easter Dress

By Jennie Chancey

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These are the pictures of Ana-Gloria’s Easter Dress and my second time with the 1780 Portrait Dress. This time I made the gathered bodice and it went together beautifully and was so much fun to make. The dress is white cotton lawn with a silk dupioni sash in “Tiffany Blue” with a hand made flower […]

Hannah’s Ethereal Regency Gown

By Jennie Chancey

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I must start out by saying that I absolutely adore your website and all the beautiful clothes! I have been sewing since I was a small child (I’m 17 now), and have made two Regency dresses so far; this is my second (and favorite!). I’ve been wanting to make a white Regency dress for a […]

Olivia’s 1780s First Communion Dress

By Jennie Chancey

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My daughter Olivia wanted to look like a princess, and I wanted to find something classic-looking for her First Communion. The portrait dress looked like a perfect fit. Not being a particularly advanced seamstress, I was a bit scared to do it in solid white, but am pleased with how it turned out and so […]

Erin’s Fun Swing Dresses

By Jennie Chancey

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 I made both of these dresses from your Swing Dress pattern. It was a lot of fun and easy to make. The short-sleeved white dress is made out of a reprint flour sack fabric. I had originally wanted to try to use real flour sack fabric from that era but couldn’t find enough flour sacks […]

Laura’s Sumptuous Regency Gown

By Jennie Chancey

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This is a gown I made for a 4-H competition where I received first place! I am also planning on attending a regency ball in the near future. Thank you for this pattern. I absolutely adore it! I have made three other dresses from the regency dress pattern, the only change I made to this […]

Veronica’s Empire Tunic

By Jennie Chancey

I wanted an elegant tunic to go over my full skirt, so adapted my Regency pattern with elbow length sleeves into a tunic. I added a band under the bodice, and instead of a gathered back skirt panel I made it fit right onto the band. I’ve received heaps of compliments about my new outfit. […]

Cecilia’s Bib-Front Regency Gown

By Jennie Chancey

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Dear Jennie, First I want to thank you for having made such a great pattern! I love to work with it, it is so versatile and it fits so well. Here I have changed the Regency Gown into a bib-front gown and added a shirred bib. The ruffle around the hem is shirred with cording. […]

Colette’s 1780s First Communion Dress

By Jennie Chancey

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I have no experience with historical sewing, so I make no claims that the lace or anything else on this dress is period-correct When I had trouble finding a modest and elegant pattern for my daughter’s first communion dress, I turned to period patterns and found this lovely website, and I am delighted with the […]

Kyra’s Beautiful Girl’s 1780s Dress

By Jennie Chancey

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My daughter, Kyra, absolutely loves this dress. The sash is not as wide as the pattern calls for, since I only had a minimal amount of the blue, but it went perfect with the blue flower fabric. I also had to put in an elastic “drawstring” since it was slipping off her shoulders too much […]

Regency Wedding Creations by Heather

By Jennie Chancey

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Heather created this gown and bridesmaid’s dress for her daughter’s wedding. I think the bride looks charming, elegant, and relaxed all at the same time. Thanks so much for sharing these, Heather! (In case you didn’t catch them, Heather also shared some earlier photos of her daughter in Regency attire.)

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