Susanne’s Elegant Regency Creations


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!


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

12 Comments on Susanne’s Elegant Regency Creations

  1. Erin
    August 3, 2010 at 7:20 am (5 years ago)

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

  2. McKenna
    August 3, 2010 at 2:29 pm (5 years ago)

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

  3. Miss Raquel
    August 3, 2010 at 11:06 pm (5 years ago)

    Very nice, Susanne! Lovely photos!

  4. Sheri
    August 4, 2010 at 8:30 am (5 years ago)

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

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

    Very pretty!

  6. Monika
    August 10, 2010 at 5:50 am (5 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…

  7. Deanna
    August 11, 2010 at 8:02 pm (5 years ago)


  8. Tiffany Keller
    August 16, 2010 at 11:36 pm (5 years ago)

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

  9. Marlise Psiuk, Gelsenkirchen, Germany
    August 19, 2010 at 4:34 am (5 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!

    • Jennie Chancey
      August 19, 2010 at 8:20 am (5 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. :)

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

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


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