Posts Tagged ‘Dresses’

Regency Theater Costumes

By Jennie Chancey

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These are photos from a wonderful production of ‘Northanger Abbey’ at the Pear Avenue Theatre in Mountain View, CA. The Pear is a tiny theater. The play was done with very few props and very little furniture. All the ladies’ gowns are variations on either the Simplicity pattern or the Elegant Lady’s Closet pattern. The […]

Christine’s Catherine Moreland Ensemble

By Jennie Chancey

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I just completed a regency ensemble for Bell Armoire magazine’s ‘Becoming Jane.’ I used several of Jennie’s patterns along with the Janet Arnold book [Ed. note: the open robe comes from the gridded pattern in Janet Arnold'sPatterns of Fashion I]. I was creating an outfit for Catherine Morland, of Northanger Abbey, for a call-for-entries in […]

Olivia’s Regency Dress & Spencer

By Jennie Chancey

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I am sending you pictures of Olivia in her new Regency outfit. I made the dress from a Swiss dot cotton, but it’s not a fine Swiss. The bodiced petticoat is made from cotton batiste and the Spencer is made from a lovely cotton velvet, navy in colour. It was fun dressing her up in this outfit. ~ Carol K.

Kelly’s "Music Man" Costumes

By Jennie Chancey

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When I found out that the drama department in the school where I teach was doing The Music Man as their production for the year, I knew I had to get involved! I had a lengthy collection of patterns from the Edwardian/Titanic/Teens era, including quite a few of the Sense & Sensibility patterns. I knew […]

Bethany’s Regency Gown

By Jennie Chancey

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I took out about 4 inches from center of the sleeve pattern. The fabric is fairly stiff so it would have been too much ‘poof.’ I love how it has that natural train in the back. I also really loved making this dress because I did not have to alter the length at all! She […]

Living History Regency Gowns

By Jennie Chancey

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My daughters and I may be volunteering as docents at museum house tour in our county for the 1800-1820 time period. I bought Simplicity’s version,/a> of the pattern and wanted to show you my first efforts. The white dress (mine) is made of a flat and fitted cotton sheet set I found at Goodwill and […]

Victoria’s Regency Crossover Gown

By Jennie Chancey

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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 gown! I […]

Honey’s Regency Dress & Doll Dress

By Jennie Chancey

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When I first visited this website, I was looking at the show and tell section, and someone had made their two little girls dresses with this fabric. I thought they were so cute, and I was very excited to find the same fabric at Wal*Mart. Here is Honey in her new dress, and in the […]

Girls’ Regency Ensembles

By Jennie Chancey

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I simply love all of the Sense and Sensibility patterns, especially because I am permitted to use them professionally. When a friend commissioned me to make a dress for her little girl, I knew exactly where to find the perfect pattern. Her description of the ‘dream outfit’ fit the Regency dress and pelisse closely, so […]

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