Posts Tagged ‘ballgown’

Angela’s Regency Ballgown

By Jennie Chancey

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Last year, my friend and I went to the Pittsburgh JASNA Jane Austen Festival. I already had a day dress (bought online years ago), but wanted an evening dress, as the festival was having a ball. A seamstress friend of mine adapted the Elegant Lady’s Closet pattern (crossover dress, I think) so the bodice resembled […]

Regency Ballgowns by Morgan and Anna

By Jennie Chancey

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Hello! My name is Morgan. I have submitted show and tell pictures before of my “Molly Gibson” dress, and this time my friend Anna and I would like to share pictures of our latest Regency ballgowns. This past March, we went to the annual Regency Ball in South Bend, Indiana. We signed up a month […]

Erica’s Regal Regency Formals

By Jennie Chancey

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About a year and a half ago, my entire family planned to join my brother and sister for Thanksgiving at their college in Florida. During the trip, my brother, sister, and I were to attend a formal event together. Immediately, of course, my sister and I started dreaming and scheming about what we would wear. […]

Melanie’s Sumptuous Regency Ballgowns

By Jennie Chancey

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Since the very early days of being a Jane Austen fan, I have longed for the opportunity to dress up in a Regency ballgown. I had made myself some Regency day dresses, but not a ballgown… until we were invited to a Regency-themed Christmas ball! I ended up making two gowns: one for me, and […]

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 […]

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 […]

Raquel’s Stunning Crossover Gown

By Jennie Chancey

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My Mother bought ‘The Elegant Ladies Closet’ pattern and made me the dress for a Regency Era ball, held at our friend’s home. I just thought I would share the finished product! Didn’t Mother do a lovely job? She is quite the seamstress! Thank you for providing such beautiful patterns! Miss Raquel Ahhhhh! This is […]

Jessica’s Lace Regency Gown

By Jennie Chancey

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I made this Regency gown for myself using the Simplicity version a few months ago for a Larp event. I am an experienced seamstress, but this was my first Regency era gown, and I loved the lace overlay variant of the pattern. I found some beautiful bridal lace remnants I wanted to use, and a […]

Katie’s Regency Ballgowns

By Jennie Chancey

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Katie H. from the Oregon Regency Society has two dresses from the Sense and Sensibility Regency Gown pattern. The first one is an all pale blue dress with a silk chiffon overlay and white lace trim. Her mother, Ruth, adapted the pattern for her and added the extra fullness in the back of the dress. […]

Abigail’s Silk Regency Gown with Spencer

By Jennie Chancey

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I made this dress from Sense and Sensibility’s Simplicity pattern. I think that the only adaptation I made was to raise the neckline a bit. The material is silk that a friend of mine brought from Thailand for me. I added ribbon trim on the sleeves, braid around the empire waistline, and ribbon around the […]

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