Archive of ‘Show & Tell’ category

Tiny Girl’s 1780s Dress

By Jennie Chancey

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I found this lovely dotted voile in my “stash” and just knew it was perfect for the new 1780’s Girls’ Portrait Dress pattern. I love being able to switch out ribbons and sashes for new and fun looks on the same dress! Geneece A. Geneece is my Seamstress-in-Residence and does beautiful work. Isn’t this totally […]

Lydia’s Little Regency Lady

By Jennie Chancey

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We homeschool using the Well-Trained Mind curriculum, and we just finished reading a children’s adaptation of Pride and Prejudice for literature. (I’m personally a huge fan of Austen, so I’ve been eagerly awaiting this time in school!) After reading the book, we watched the movie, and my girls loved the dresses so much that they […]

Heather’s Regency “Test” Dress

By Jennie Chancey

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My oldest daughter is getting married in January. I made test dresses to check pattern sizing and for fun. These are the test dresses. Same fabric, different sizes. The pattern used is Simplicity’s Sense and Sensibility pattern. I hope to post pictures of the Bride’s and Bridesmaid dresses after the wedding. Heather G. This is […]

Miss Bennet and Mr. Darcy Go to the Ball

By Jennie Chancey

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My husband and I dressed up for a Hallowe’en dance this year as Miss Elizabeth Bennet and Mr. Darcy. We were supposed to be dressed as a matching couple and I was surprised when my husband agreed to be “Mr. Darcy.” We had a great night – we ran out of time getting the costumes […]

Susanna’s Enchanting 1912 Kimono Dress

By Jennie Chancey

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My mom found the flowered main fabric for this dress on sale at a store and my sister Susanna really loved it. My mom bought it for her with the idea that I would sew a dress for her out of it, since I am currently the main seamstress of the family. Unfortunately, there were […]

Amy’s Jane Austen Ensemble

By Jennie Chancey

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I saw your pictures from the Promenade in Bath…Wasn’t it beautiful?! I was there, too, and made all of my costumes with your patterns! Thanks so much…it was fun making historical clothes, especially from the Regency Era. It was a neat experience to live and walk in Bath like Jane Austen would have. I wish […]

Olivia’s 1780s Dresses-WOW!

By Jennie Chancey

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First, the toile dress is my recent version of the 17080s Girl’s Portrait Dress pattern.  Olivia is a good sport and enjoys all the new dresses her mum makes for her. She enjoys wearing her hats and is pleased to have another one to add to her collection. Second is the latest historically inspired dress […]

Casey’s Glamorous Swing Dress

By Jennie Chancey

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This is my third version of the Swing Dress that I’ve made in the past year–I just love the pattern and silhouette so much! Plus it’s a pretty quick project. I used a semi-sheer rayon print I picked up at JoAnn’s on clearance earlier this summer for the dress and made a few changes to […]

Big Sis/Little Sis Regency Dresses

By Jennie Chancey

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After seeing Mama’s Regency dresses, our little girls wanted one of their own. Our girls are not twins but they do love to dress alike, so we selected the matching seersucker fabric with contrasting colors. The completed dresses brought much delight! Christina K Adorable! I really love the contrasting fabric sashes. Thanks so much for […]

Aussie Jane Austen

By Jennie Chancey

I discovered the existence of a Jane Austen Festival in Canberra, Australia, in 2008. After attending the first festival and having a ball–but having to borrow dresses–I decided to give it a crack, despite no sewing experience further than year 8 cushions and bags. I’ve since attended two more festivals and been a useful resource […]

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