Posts Tagged ‘dress’

Casey’s Swing Dress Sew-Along

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Jennie’s Note: The lovely Casey Maura created this Sew-Along tutorial for my Swing Dress pattern in 2011. I asked her later if I could repost it in its entirety (in a single post instead of 13) on my site, and she was kind enough to send me the text with accompanying photos. Nearly four years went […] Read more…

Let’s Make Colonial Costumes for Girls!

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Girls' Colonial Dresses

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. Read more…

1958 Party Dress in Threads Magazine!

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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 […] Read more…

Hannah’s Jane Austen Ensemble

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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. […] Read more…

Heather’s Regency Drawstring Gown

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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 […] Read more…

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