Posts Tagged ‘Georgian’

Toile 1780s Toddler’s Dress

By Jennie Chancey

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Two years ago I found this Nativity Toile and made dresses for my then 2-yr-old and 3-month-old granddaughters. This year those dresses were passed down to younger sisters and I made the Portrait Dress for my now 4-year-old granddaughter. I added a pleated ruffle around the neckline. A young lady at church crocheted the lace […]

Adriana’s Stunning Girl’s Georgian Dress

By Jennie Chancey

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This is my first attempt with a Sense and Sensibility Pattern, and it won’t be my last. I had so much fun putting this together. I have made several 1860 dresses, so it was fun to make something from the 1780’s. After falling in love with the photos of the 1780’s Girls Portrait dress on […]

Tiny Girl’s 1780s Dress

By Jennie Chancey

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I found this lovely dotted voile in my “stash” and just knew it was perfect for the new 1780’s Girls’ Portrait Dress pattern. I love being able to switch out ribbons and sashes for new and fun looks on the same dress! Geneece A. Geneece is my Seamstress-in-Residence and does beautiful work. Isn’t this totally […]

Olivia’s 1780s Dresses-WOW!

By Jennie Chancey

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First, the toile dress is my recent version of the 17080s Girl’s Portrait Dress pattern.  Olivia is a good sport and enjoys all the new dresses her mum makes for her. She enjoys wearing her hats and is pleased to have another one to add to her collection. Second is the latest historically inspired dress […]

Girls’ 1780s Portrait Dress Pattern

By Jennie Chancey

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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 Peek from Friday’s Photography Session!

By Jennie Chancey

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We took pictures Friday of gowns made from two new patterns. The Girls’ 1780s Portrait Dress pattern will be ready to ship soon — we are waiting on the final cover art, which will be ready in a matter of days if all goes well. Once everything is at the printer, we will go ahead […]

Georgian Era patterns in the works!

By Jennie Chancey

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If you’ve followed S&S Patterns over on Facebook, then you’ve probably seen this coming for a while, as I took a poll to see which fashion era people would like to see in patterns next. The 1780s won out, hands-down, though the 1930s came in a close second. Funny how this works out, but a […]

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