Posts Tagged ‘dress’

Let’s Make Colonial Costumes for Girls!

By Jennie Chancey

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Out of all the patterns I’ve designed in the past 18 years, the Girls’ 1780s Portrait Dress pattern is, hands down, my own daughters’ very favorite. I’ve made them so many dress-up dresses from this pattern in toiles and stripes and prints, and they want new ones as soon as they outgrow them! But this year, both girls asked if I could make dresses that looked more like something “Felicity” (the now retired–sigh–American Girl doll) would wear.

1958 Party Dress in Threads Magazine!

By Jennie Chancey

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Thanks to the talented Katrina Casey of Edelweiss Patterns and her wonderful blog, Threads Magazine discovered my 1958 Party Dress pattern and asked to feature it in the July issue! Be sure to pick up a copy to see the full feature, which includes close-ups of Katrina’s beautiful cummerbund-style sash and rosette. I was so […]

Hannah’s Jane Austen Ensemble

By Jennie Chancey

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A few weeks ago I attended the Jane Austen Festival in Canberra, Australia. Some of the dresses were specifically made for the event, but I had a few dresses already as my sisters, a few friends and I regularly have Jane Austen Days in which we dress up, watch a movie, eat Regency food, etc. […]

Heather’s Regency Drawstring Gown

By Jennie Chancey

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I really enjoyed making this drawstring dress! I’ve been wanting to make the drawstring dress for a long time, but I couldn’t seem to find the time to make it. Then, my husband very graciously looked after my little ones for two days in a row while I worked on the dress! It was finished […]

Erin’s “Titanic” Deck Dress

By Jennie Chancey

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This is my first attempt at a Titanic reproduction dress. I used your 1912 Kimono Dress Pattern for Rose’s deck dress. The dress is done in two parts. The under dress I drafted myself and it doubles as a slip. I had lost weight between the cutting and sewing of my dress so I changed […]

Alexandria’s Regency Wedding Dress

By Jennie Chancey

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I was trying to find a wedding dress last year for our Oct. wedding. Everything, I looked at was just to revealing or 80’s princess. I was searching for something pure and modest. My mother suggest making it with a friend and so I searched for a patten and came across Sense and Sesibility Pattens. […]

Olivia’s Regency Birthday Dress

By Jennie Chancey

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Hi Jennie, This was a fun dress to make for Olivia. I used the Girls’ Regency Dress pattern. The dress is made out of silk noil with the lace overlay. Olivia’s favourite colour these days is red. J She asked for a doll cake to match her new dress and she asked for a Regency […]

Neko’s Green Taffeta 1780s Dress

By Jennie Chancey

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My niece, Neko, loves dresses and has fairly expensive taste. It is a good thing her auntie can sew. I had lucked out last year and found 10 yards of green taffeta for just $1.00 a yard. I bought all of it just waiting for the right pattern to come along, so when I came […]

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