Susanne’s Elegant Regency Creations

By Jennie Chancey

I’ve always been enamored with the Regency Period and all things Jane Austen. So, I decided one day that I was going to make some short stays. I drafted the pattern and made them and realized that a proper lady needed clothes to go over them! Your patterns were a blessing to find, and as soon as I downloaded them and put them together, I started sewing (literally, not a minute later) :)

I made the cross-over gown first, then the open robe (modified from the cross-over gown bodice) and then the white drawstring gown. It was a pleasure to work with such easily understood patterns and I’ll certainly be making more clothing using them in the future!

Many Thanks, Jennie!

Sincerely,
Susanne

Wow, oh, wow! Isn’t Susanne talented? I love how she modified the crossover gown to create the open robe. Beautiful work!

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12 Comments on Susanne’s Elegant Regency Creations

  1. Erin
    August 3, 2010 at 7:20 am (4 years ago)

    Beautiful! I really like your cross over gown. It looks lovely.

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  2. McKenna
    August 3, 2010 at 2:29 pm (4 years ago)

    Wow! I am still asking over and over…HOW DO YOU MAKE AN OPEN ROBE?!!! Can someone tell me how?

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  3. Miss Raquel
    August 3, 2010 at 11:06 pm (4 years ago)

    Very nice, Susanne! Lovely photos!

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  4. Sheri
    August 4, 2010 at 8:30 am (4 years ago)

    Well done, Susanne! Truly a splendid job and the gowns and open robe are lovely.

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  5. Amanda
    August 5, 2010 at 2:06 pm (4 years ago)

    Very pretty!

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  6. Monika
    August 10, 2010 at 5:50 am (4 years ago)

    You look absolutely stunning! The gowns are amazingly elegant and I love your hair :)
    I wish I coluld get mine to look as authentic…

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  7. Deanna
    August 11, 2010 at 8:02 pm (4 years ago)

    Beautiful!

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  8. Tiffany Keller
    August 16, 2010 at 11:36 pm (4 years ago)

    Great work! I love all the stuff you made! You’re very talented!

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  9. Marlise Psiuk, Gelsenkirchen, Germany
    August 19, 2010 at 4:34 am (4 years ago)

    Wow! I am deeply impressed by this fine work! Congratulations!
    Having finished my first chemise, I am now starting on a drawstring dress. How do you do your flat-felled seams on a dress? With running stitches that you can see on the outside?
    Thanks for answering!

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    • Jennie Chancey
      August 19, 2010 at 8:20 am (4 years ago)

      Hello, Marlise!

      Yes, flat-felled seams do show on the outside, like topstitching. That is very common for the time period and on into the Victorian era, particularly on underthings. :)

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  10. cb
    March 1, 2011 at 5:49 am (3 years ago)

    HOW DO YOU MAKE AN OPEN ROBE?!!! Can someone tell me how?

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