Posts Tagged ‘empire’

Nancy’s Painted Silk Regency Gown



My daughter got on a designing tangent, and drew designs for costumes and room settings for a number of fantasy parties (fantasy, as in, one can only fantasize about being able to afford one!). When she showed me the drawings, I pointed at ‘Autumn’ (shown above). And said ‘You know, we could make that with the Sensibility Regency pattern, and just leave off the sleeves.’ And so we did… Read more…

Anna’s Regency Dresses & Blouse



    Hold on to your hats! Anna of Pleasant View Schoolhouse is a prolific, gifted seamstress who creates some of the most beautiful outfits I’ve ever seen. I am thrilled and honored that she uses my patterns, and she has shared pictures of several projects, so prepare to drool! (Stunning photography by Anna’s son […] Read more…

Lydia’s Regency Dress



  I made this dress for my 2 yo daughter using your Girl’s Regency pattern. I added homemade piping at the neckline and waist, as well as making the skirt lining a little longer than the skirt and turned it right-side out. Lydia (my daughter) and I are very pleased with the results, and I […] Read more…

Regency Graduation Dress



  This is me in the gown my Gramma and I made this March. We used cream colored eyelet, with darkish pink for the lining. It was fun and simple to put together! These pictures are from my eighth grade “graduation” ceremony. A couple of girls came up to me after the ceremony and told […] Read more…

Regency Theater Costumes



  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. […] Read more…

Cindy’s Regency Ballgowns



  It’s been a while since I emailed you, but it was because the rest of the sewing went great & I didn’t need any more help. I was pretty excited to share with you some pictures of our family at the dance last Friday. I also followed your instructions to fix my daughter’s hair […] Read more…

Cynthia’s Regency Ballgown



  Dear Jennie, Thank you for the kind feedback. I enjoyed making the gown. If you ever run into anyone who needs a gown and wants to travel to Santa Barbara, I’d might be happy to ‘knock a gown out’ for them! I was a tailor/seamtress in college, and though now a dentist, I still […] Read more…

Christine’s Catherine Moreland Ensemble


Catherine Morland outfit front view 2

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’s Patterns of Fashion I]. I was creating an outfit for Catherine Morland, of Northanger Abbey, for a call-for-entries in Belle Armoire magazine. Read more…

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