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Cindy’s Regency Ballgowns

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  It’s been a while since I emailed you, but it was because the rest of the sewing went great & I didn’t need any more help. I was pretty excited to share with you some pictures of our family at the dance last Friday. I also followed your instructions to fix my daughter’s hair […] Read more…

Cynthia’s Regency Ballgown

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  Dear Jennie, Thank you for the kind feedback. I enjoyed making the gown. If you ever run into anyone who needs a gown and wants to travel to Santa Barbara, I’d might be happy to ‘knock a gown out’ for them! I was a tailor/seamtress in college, and though now a dentist, I still […] Read more…

Victoria’s Regency Crossover Gown

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  Thank you so much for your wonderful patterns and website; my sisters and I have really enjoyed them 🙂 I made this dress out of a yellow striped seersucker fabric. I really enjoyed working with this pattern. The instructions where very well written, and I found it even easier to make than the regency […] Read more…

Kieran’s Silk Regency Gown

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  I got the itch to make my first Regency gown after watching the A&E ‘Pride & Prejudice’ for the 50 millionth time. I had also just picked up a copy of the Simplicity printing of Sense & Sensibility’s Regency Gown pattern. I knew I wanted a silk ballgown, so I started doing some research and […] Read more…

Regency Wedding Party

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My niece, Madeleine, got married in July and had asked me to make her and her bridesmaids ‘Jane Austen’ style dresses. It was with great relief that I found your invaluable pattern via the Internet. I changed the under bust gathers to darts on all the dresses, but otherwise I made very few changes to […] Read more…

Mary’s Regency Wedding Gown

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Photos copyright Affordable Excellent Photo 2001 Dear Jennie, My wedding dress was made using your Regency pattern. I was thrilled with the result! I found a gorgeous silk for the dress and a stunning lace for the overlay. I am so glad I stumbled onto your site! I wanted to share some pictures, hoping you […] Read more…

Regency Prom Gown

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  I ordered your Regency pattern last Spring to make my daughter’s Prom dress, and sent an appeal for help in making a split overskirt. Well, it’s taken me MONTHS to send pictures, but the dress itself only took a few days! I’ve only been sewing for a little over a year, and even for […] Read more…

Regency Dancers

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(Click for larger image.) Aylwen G. shared this picture of her Heritage Dancers, an Australian group. Most of the ladies made their gowns from my Regency Gown pattern. Aylwen is a very talented seamstress and also an expert on Regency Era dancing. You can visit her website HERE!. Read more…

Regency Birthday Gown

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  This year, my sister Alexandria and I made a Regency ballgown for one of our sisters. We added fan pleating (actually I cheated and just pressed the gathers) and added the crisscrossing on the sleeves (I don’t know if someone actually has a name for that kind of sleeve, I just copied it from […] Read more…

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