Posts Tagged ‘empire’

Marijke’s Regency Tea

By Jennie Chancey

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This year I went with my mother to a Jane Austen Ball & High Tea organised by the Jane Austen Society Holland. I loved it!!! We sewed both the Regency Gowns. Marijke What a fun event, and you did a wonderful job with the outfits, Marijke!

Kimberly’s Regency Gown

By Jennie Chancey

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Regency fashion is beautiful and elegant. I have wanted to attempt a dress from that era for ages, but being a novice sewer, I never even considered it. After reading many blogs and visiting this site several times I gave it a go.

Modifying Your Regency Gown Bodice

By Jennie Chancey

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There are so many fun ways you can alter your gown bodice to make it uniquely your style! Below I’ve illustrated two additional ways to change the look of your gown. The first method creates a fitted bodice with darts under the bustline. The second gives you a more “fan”-shaped bodice with the gathers in the center. I strongly recommend that you play around with a muslin bodice or two first until you achieve the exact fit and look you want. You might want to try different neckline treatments while you are at it (I’ve done a bodice with a “V” neckline and darts).

Gabrielle’s Regency Gowns

By Jennie Chancey

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I am rather late in sending these, but I sewed our first Regency dresses for my two sisters and I back in October for our family Christmas picture. I used Mrs. Chancey’s Regency dress pattern which was wonderful and very easy to work with. I love my Regency dress and hope to make another one […]

Little London Assembly Dancers

By Jennie Chancey

Here is the long-awaited photo.  I have now dressed 8 members of the group and working hard to get the rest of them done.  We attended an ECD dance workshop and ball last night. The name of my group is Little London Assembly, and we have a separate web page for that at http://www.villageartscoalition.org, groups, […]

Diane’s Regency Wedding Gown

By Jennie Chancey

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My name is Diane and I had my wedding this June. I broke a cardinal rule and made my own dress, out of vintage lace overlaying a duchess satin, which was way over my head, but I managed it anyway. The lace was from Timeless Trims; it was about half of what they hand on […]

One Amazing Anniversary–Regency Style!

By Jennie Chancey

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I’ve gotten a lot of neat stories and photos from customers over the years, but this one has to take the cake. First, let me share the note this husband sent to me earlier this year when he inquired about my Regency patterns: I’m actually making this for my wife as a surprise for our […]

Jenni’s Crossover Regency Gown

By Jennie Chancey

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Jennie, I just wanted to share a few pictures with you of the Elegant Lady’s Closet Crossover Gown that I recently made. I was THRILLED with the pattern! Thank you so much for it! The fabric is a Reproduction of a Regency Era Print! Thank you, Jenni M. This is such a beautiful outfit. Finding […]

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