Posts Tagged ‘evening gown’

Ladies’ 1958 Party Dress Pattern

By Jennie Chancey

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I’ve had many requests from customers for an easy dress pattern that even a beginner could tackle. When the 1950s won my fashion era poll in late 2010, I decided to create something that would provide glamorous results without tears for beginners and also satisfy long-time vintage fashion enthusiasts. I hope this pattern fills the bill!

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Paper Pattern $15.95

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Diary of a Titanic Dress: Part Seven–The Big Reveal!

By Jennie Chancey

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The Titanic Centenary Memorial dinner we attended on April 12 was a fantastic success. The event raised over $6000 for a community-based conservation effort on Kenya’s coast, and we ate an incredible meal reproduced from the last first-class dinner served on board the ship. Many of those in attendance dressed in retro fashions (including guys in […]

Diary of a Titanic Dress: Part Six–Finishing Up!

By Jennie Chancey

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Well, our Internet went out last weekend and has been spotty this week, so I haven't had a chance to share the finishing of the dress until now. Your comments were all so helpful on the skirt options, and it was hard to decide how to arrange the overskirt, but I ended up going for expediency, as my deadline was fast approaching.

Regency Ballgowns by Morgan and Anna

By Jennie Chancey

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Hello! My name is Morgan. I have submitted show and tell pictures before of my “Molly Gibson” dress, and this time my friend Anna and I would like to share pictures of our latest Regency ballgowns. This past March, we went to the annual Regency Ball in South Bend, Indiana. We signed up a month […]

Natalie’s Droolworthy Regency Crossover Gown

By Jennie Chancey

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Dear Jennie, This is my favorite Regency-era dress to date. It’s your cross-over dress, that Geneece Arnold made up for me last year, but…over the winter I lost 20 pounds and it no longer fit (so sorry, Geneece!), and so I had to rework the whole thing, taking almost all of it apart and handsewing […]

Julia’s Regency Era Gowns

By Jennie Chancey

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Dear Mrs Chancey, As promised (better late than never), here are some pictures of some of the dresses i have made from your Elegant Lady’s Closet pattern . I find the pattern very versatile and have made over 30 dresses from it. Most I made for sale, but I have made a good half dozen […]

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