Girls’ Regency Spencer/Pelisse Pattern

By Jennie Chancey

This pattern is a companion to the ladies’ Spencer & Pelisse pattern and will make adorable jackets, long coats, and sleeveless pelisses to go over dresses.

  • Sizes 1, 2, 3, 4, 6, 8 & 10 all included in one envelope.
  • Illustrated instructions make construction easy!
  • Options for double-breasted and non-overlapping front closure; notched collar or no collar; full jacket/coat or sleeveless, vest-style pelisse.
  • Photo Instructions online (coming soon in PDF format).
  • Click to download the Girls’ Spencer-Pelisse yardage chart.
  • Also available for instant download as an ePattern in PDF format!

For the coat shown in the photos, I made the double-breasted jacket with notched collar, then added a skirt that is straight in the front and pleated across the back. The bodice back has the period correct dropped shoulder seams and curved side back seams. Sleeves are also correct for the time period with the gathers beginning below the shoulder in back. The pattern is rated “intermediate” because of the lining and collar, but I think it actually goes together faster than the dress pattern and is not at all difficult to understand after a trial run in muslin. An advanced beginner would have little trouble, and I am always available through the Contact Form if you have questions!

Note: If you purchased a copy of this pattern prior to 2003, click HERE for corrections.
 

Paper Pattern $14.95

 
 

ePattern $9.95

 

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5 Comments on Girls’ Regency Spencer/Pelisse Pattern

  1. Gemma
    September 23, 2010 at 10:08 pm (4 years ago)

    Awwwww!!! The baby is adorable :)

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  2. Ann Wass
    March 27, 2011 at 7:10 am (3 years ago)

    May I suggest that, since you are re-doing the whole pattern anyway, you consider a variation that meets edge to edge, rather than overlapping? This is a look I see often in period examples and illustrations.

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    • Jennie Chancey
      March 27, 2011 at 2:15 pm (3 years ago)

      Hi, Ann! Nice to hear from you. The pattern already includes that option, as the front can be cut to either overlap or fasten with frogs (it could be fastened with hooks and eyes beneath as well if decorative frogs aren’t wanted). :)

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  3. Anahi
    February 14, 2012 at 10:09 am (2 years ago)

    dear Jennie,
    I just noticed that the girls regency dress pattern goes up to size 14. I would also like to make a spencer in size 14. Will this be possible?

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    • Jennie Chancey
      February 15, 2012 at 1:44 am (2 years ago)

      Hello, Anahi! I just revised the Girls’ Regency Dress to go up to size 14, but the Spencer/Pelisse revision hasn’t made it to my printer yet. Living in Kenya, I don’t have access to a large-format scanner (yet!), so I have to wait until I can send pattern sheets home with friends. Hoping to do that next month! :-) Until then, you can easily size up the pattern by using my online instructions. Keep in mind that the Girls’ Spencer pattern runs a bit large anyway, so you can actually use the size 10 and only lengthen the sleeves. Hope this helps!

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