Archive of ‘Show & Tell’ category

Angela’s Regency Ballgown



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…

Cecilia’s “Spencerino”



Dear Jennie, On this pictures I do wear again my ELC gown, but this time with a little addition: “Spencerino” (Italian for little spencer) as my friend called it. I based this jacket on your ELC pattern. This alteration is very easy and I made a little tutorial about it, please feel free to use […] Read more…

Alexandria’s Regency Wedding Dress



I was trying to find a wedding dress last year for our Oct. wedding. Everything, I looked at was just to revealing or 80’s princess. I was searching for something pure and modest. My mother suggest making it with a friend and so I searched for a patten and came across Sense and Sesibility Pattens. […] Read more…

Olivia’s Regency Birthday Dress



Hi Jennie, This was a fun dress to make for Olivia. I used the Girls’ Regency Dress pattern. The dress is made out of silk noil with the lace overlay. Olivia’s favourite colour these days is red. J She asked for a doll cake to match her new dress and she asked for a Regency […] Read more…

Cecilia’s 1780s Gown



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 […] Read more…

Katrina’s Stunning 1910s Tea Gown


1910s Tea Gown with sash

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 outside of the dress, and the embroidered tulle has been in my “stash” for some time.  I always knew I wanted to make a gown out of it, and I’m so glad I finally did! Read more…

Beth’s Embroidered Reticule



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 […] Read more…

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