Show & Tell

Kent House Museum Dresses

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I’d just begun to really sew when I was approached about making twenty dresses for a local museum’s summer camp for girls. I made it a challenge to myself and in two months made all of these dresses. Thank you for the pattern and the wonderful forum. I’m now making new dresses for some of the tour guides. ~ Tia P. Read more…

Heather’s Regency Ballgown

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I made this dress using your Simplicity pattern. My English Country Dance group was having a ball, and I needed a new dress. I started the dress on the 11th, and the ball was on the 15th! I used a cream colored satin and organdy, and my mom hand embroidered the overlay with little green flowers. And on that fabric, it’s TOUGH! I finished the dress 2 hours before the ball, and I had a lot of fun making and wearing it! Read more…

Rachel’s “Music Man” Costume

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We needed an era-appropriate dress for “The Music Man” Junior musical, which takes place during the summer of 1912. Thankfully, we discovered the 1910s Tea Gown. It fit perfect & looked beautiful under the theatre lights. I blogged about the tea gown here: http://nestfullofeggs.blogspot.com/2012/03/1910s-tea-gown.html Well done, Rachel! I’m tickled that several school productions have used this […] Read more…

Katrina’s “Diana” Ensemble

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Of all the Edwardian outfits from the “Anne of Green Gables” series, the light pink traveling dress that Diana wore for her honeymoon has always been one of my favorites! Late last year I stumbled across the perfect pink bengaline moire’, so I decided that now was the time to reproduce this costume! The Beatrix […] Read more…

Jennifer’s Titanic Gown

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Greetings from Texas! My husband and I had the privilege of attending a recreation of the 1st Class Dinner 100th anniversary commemoration of the Titanic on April 14th. As soon as we learned of the event, I knew I wanted to create a gown using your 1910 Tea Dress pattern. Not only did the pattern […] Read more…

Hannah’s Jane Austen Ensemble

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A few weeks ago I attended the Jane Austen Festival in Canberra, Australia. Some of the dresses were specifically made for the event, but I had a few dresses already as my sisters, a few friends and I regularly have Jane Austen Days in which we dress up, watch a movie, eat Regency food, etc. […] Read more…

Heather’s Regency Drawstring Gown

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I really enjoyed making this drawstring dress! I’ve been wanting to make the drawstring dress for a long time, but I couldn’t seem to find the time to make it. Then, my husband very graciously looked after my little ones for two days in a row while I worked on the dress! It was finished […] Read more…

Angela’s Regency Ballgown

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Last year, my friend and I went to the Pittsburgh JASNA Jane Austen Festival. I already had a day dress (bought online years ago), but wanted an evening dress, as the festival was having a ball. A seamstress friend of mine adapted the Elegant Lady’s Closet pattern (crossover dress, I think) so the bodice resembled […] Read more…