Alexa’s 1914 Afternoon and Regency Dresses

By Jennie Chancey



Dear Jennie,

The white one is from the 1914 Afternoon Dress pattern. It’s of white linen, with a hand-embroidered butterfly. I made it for my granny’s 90th birthday, because I found it a nice idea to wear a dress inspired by the fashion of her youth. She liked it very much, especially since she’s a seamstress herself. Next time, I will make it of a very lite fabric, I have some Swiss dotted, which I’d like to use.

The pale pink dress is from your Regency Gown pattern. I had to make the bodice longer and also made the skirt narrower under the bust. The light blue striped dress is a combination of your regency gown pattern and the Elegant Lady’s Closet. I like this dress best, because I made draw-strings around the neck and waist. So I can adjust it to my weight and depending on how much I have eaten during the day….!

I’m really very happy with your patterns, one can get so creative with them! My eldest son (aged 9) has made the fotos. We have had a great time together, and he liked doing this very much! I wish you a very happy day and send you warm regards, Alexa

I love the beautiful scenery setting off the dresses so splendidly. The embroidery on the 1914 underslip is wonderful. Great work!

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