Posts Tagged ‘dress’

Girls’ 1780s Portrait Dress Pattern

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I have long loved the beautiful, pastoral portraits of the late Georgian Era. Family groupings set in fields and beneath trees painted by artists like Thomas Gainsborough marked a departure from the stiffer, more formal portraits of a generation before. Children in these paintings gradually made an amazing transition from miniature adults to playful, happy youngsters in relaxed poses. Some of my favorite paintings are by George Romney and Élisabeth-Louise Vigée-Le Brun. Inspired by these lovely, classic portraits, I decided to create this pattern for my own girls, who adore the full skirts and wide sashes of the time.

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A Pinafore Dress for Mirial

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Hello All! That’s not me…that’s my model…okay, she’s my sister, Mirial. Isn’t she cute as a button?! She was so chipper while I did up her hair and made her pose outside, toting her around all over our yard. Her favorite picture to take was the one where she got to hug the tree. I […] Read more…

Charity’s Regency Dress

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Charity (age 14) cut out and sewed this dress from your Regency Era pattern. She did all the cutting and sewing on her own. The dress is fully lined, and she managed to get the placket nicely done even with that! This was the first dress she has ever cut and sewn every single stitch […] Read more…

Jenna’s Regency Drawstring Gown

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Hi! I made this dress last week from the Elegant Lady’s Closet Pattern. It was fun to make and felt elegant and comfortable to wear. Now one of my younger sisters wants me to make her a Girl’s Regency dress or Girl’s Georgian Era Dress (when the pattern comes out!). Thanks for designing these lovely […] Read more…

Genevieve’s Linen Swing Dress

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Well, I finally finished the dress last week. It’s taken me awhile to get some photos together, since I had to lasso my Mom to be my photgrapher. But I attached some to this email to show you! I know the dress has its various flaws, but for a first-time dress for me, I am […] Read more…

Nadja’s Girl’s Regency Dress

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I bought the pattern for the Girl’s Regency Dress a few years ago, intending to make it for my daughter. I had never sewn a dress before, but since it was labeled for a beginner, I thought I would give it a try. Well, it took me three years to get started, and, fortunately, my […] Read more…

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