This year is a very special one for those of us who love not only historical fashion but also all things Jane Austen. 2013 marks the 200th anniversary of the publication of Pride and Prejudice, and this year’s tour (September 13-21) is chock-full of Austen delights. Beginning in Bath at the opening of the Jane Austen Festival, [...]
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A few weeks ago I attended the Jane Austen Festival in Canberra, Australia. Some of the dresses were specifically made for the event, but I had a few dresses already as my sisters, a few friends and I regularly have Jane Austen Days in which we dress up, watch a movie, eat Regency food, etc. [...]
Taken at the Jane Austen Festival Australia – held in Canberra in April 2012. ~ Sarah Beautiful, Sarah! Bet you had a wonderful time!
Last year, my friend and I went to the Pittsburgh JASNA Jane Austen Festival. I already had a day dress (bought online years ago), but wanted an evening dress, as the festival was having a ball. A seamstress friend of mine adapted the Elegant Lady’s Closet pattern (crossover dress, I think) so the bodice resembled [...]
I made this dress for the Jane Austen Society annual Spring gala in Chicago. I altered the pattern to button down the front and to have “slashed” upper sleeves. The pattern is so easy to use and easy to alter that it took me no time at all to make. And Regency gowns are so [...]
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 [...]
This is my original Regency gown pattern, modeled after the styles of the middle Regency and particularly appropriate for 1810s impressions. If you're new to this time period, this is the pattern I recommend starting with, as it goes together very easily.
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This is a gown I made for a 4-H competition where I received first place! I am also planning on attending a regency ball in the near future. Thank you for this pattern. I absolutely adore it! I have made three other dresses from the regency dress pattern, the only change I made to this [...]
Since the very early days of being a Jane Austen fan, I have longed for the opportunity to dress up in a Regency ballgown. I had made myself some Regency day dresses, but not a ballgown… until we were invited to a Regency-themed Christmas ball! I ended up making two gowns: one for me, and [...]
We homeschool using the Well-Trained Mind curriculum, and we just finished reading a children’s adaptation of Pride and Prejudice for literature. (I’m personally a huge fan of Austen, so I’ve been eagerly awaiting this time in school!) After reading the book, we watched the movie, and my girls loved the dresses so much that they [...]