Posts Tagged ‘girls’

Tiny Miss Elizabeth Bennet

By Jennie Chancey

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I wrote about my daughter’s costume on my blog. She’s Elizabeth Bennet. Thanks for the pattern and such a wonderful resource. Mena What a DOLL! Can you believe how cute this little “Elizabeth” is? I adore the dress, and the bonnet just makes the ensemble. Great work, mom! PS – Check out Mena’s 2010 project […]

Olivia’s Regency Nightgowns

By Jennie Chancey

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Olivia needed some new nightgowns. The only nightgowns I have made for Olivia since she was a toddler has been using the Girls’ Regency Dress Pattern. Now at 8 years old, she needs some new ones. In the past we have used cotton flannel. This time, Olivia chose some lovely cotton knit fabrics for her […]

Melissa’s Regency Holiday Portrait Dresses

By Jennie Chancey

I wanted to make something special for my two girls to wear for Holiday portraits. I chose the Regency gowns made up in a gorgeous silk with black silk ribbon ties and fully lined in batiste. I’m very excited to try the new pattern coming out, hopefully, in October. Thanks again, Melissa These are so, […]

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 Pinafore Dress for Mirial

By Jennie Chancey

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Hello All! That’s not me…that’s my model…okay, she’s my sister, Mirial. Isn’t she cute as a button?! She was so chipper while I did up her hair and made her pose outside, toting her around all over our yard. Her favorite picture to take was the one where she got to hug the tree. I […]

Nadja’s Girl’s Regency Dress

By Jennie Chancey

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I bought the pattern for the Girl’s Regency Dress a few years ago, intending to make it for my daughter. I had never sewn a dress before, but since it was labeled for a beginner, I thought I would give it a try. Well, it took me three years to get started, and, fortunately, my […]

Girls’ Romantic Era Dresses

By Jennie Chancey

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A few weeks ago I made youngest daughters each two dresses from Jennie Chancey’s Romantic Girls’ Dress. I have made this pattern a couple times before. Sensibility patterns are very easy to follow. So I whipped up these dresses in a few days, but I never posted them. So here they are. Dresses made from […]

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 […]

Olivia’s Shirred Regency Dress with Spencer

By Jennie Chancey

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When I was in Seattle at Expo, I took a class on what is ‘in’ for children’s clothing. One of the topics was shirring. Obviously, that’s not a *new* technique, but it was fun to hear all about how this is making a big come back in garments for all ages, but in particular, for […]

Girl’s 1914 Dress by Rebecca

By Jennie Chancey

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Subliminally inspired by the Rogers and Hammerstein song, this 1914 Girl’s Easter dress is fashioned in white eyelet with baby blue batiste lining and satin sash. The border eyelet I selected for the project was about 2 yards I had left over from making a smaller sized Girl’s Regency gown. As I had a limited […]

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