Posts Tagged ‘Jane Austen’

Virginia's Bodiced Petticoat

By Jennie Chancey

I made this out of a beautiful fine weave cotton lawn and actually lined the skirt because I am going to be making a pretty gauzy dress over it, encouraged by your suggestion/mention of this common fashion of the period, which I have always loved when done in period films. I also have plans for […]

Ashley’s Maternity Regency Ballgown

By Jennie Chancey

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I thought you might like to see a few pictures of my finished dress. I did all the outside stitching by hand and the rest by machine. Though I’d thought about adding trim, I was running out of time and decided on the gold sash and gold wired hair ribbon, along with a pearl necklace, […]

The B. Ladies’ Mother-Daughter Regency Gowns

By Jennie Chancey

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Dear Mrs. Chancey, Here are a few pictures of our dresses I thought you might like to see. Hope you enjoy!!! In Christ, Sarah B. This is a stunning group! These ladies made their dresses for a Regency ball, complete with sashes. The fabrics are wonderful, lightweight linens and cottons. They combined options from my […]

Melissa’s Regency Day Gown with Undersleeves

By Jennie Chancey

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Here are pictures of another dress I made. I thought you might enjoy seeing them. Other than the cranberry crossover, this is my favorite. It’s basically your original Regency gown, but with the neckline cut a little more squarely. Enjoy! ~ Melissa T. Note the detachable undersleeves that take this dress from day to evening. […]

Amy’s Regency Ballgowns

By Jennie Chancey

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I made these ballgowns with my friends this summer using the Simplicity version of your pattern. The girls are part of an historical dance society and are focusing on the Regency period. The bronze dress is made of a tucked home decor fabric with gold sheer and wide ribbon trim accents. The pink dress is […]

Sarah’s Regency Drawstring Gown

By Jennie Chancey

These are photos of my fiance’, Aaron, and me, directly after he proposed to me in front of hundreds of people at the opening ceremony of the Fort Massac Annual Encampment in Southern Illinois.  It was a glorious, wonderful surprise.  So romantic!  And, as you can see, I am wearing my drawstring dress made with […]

Ida’s Regency Ensemble

By Jennie Chancey

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I bought the Sense and Sensibility patterns for a Regency Gown and the Spencer Jacket (which I turned into a pelisse by following your instructions). My inspiration came from the book Sense and Sensibility by Jane Austen. I could identify myself with Elinor and picked the scene where she goes out for a walk in […]

Mother-Daughter Regency Tea

By Jennie Chancey

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Dear Mrs. Chancey, I am sending you pictures of my mother and I wearing gowns which I sewed using the Elegant Lady’s Closet pattern. I am thrilled with the way they turned out, and they were so fun to sew! The “Elegant Lady’s” pattern is so wonderful, because there are an almost endless number of […]

Melissa’s Regency Gowns

By Jennie Chancey

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Former student of mine Melissa T. is now creating gorgeous Regency Gowns for sale through her home business, “Stitching the Standard.” You can find Melissa’s offerings through her eBay store! “Here are the pictures of my favorite latest creation – a cranberry calico wrap-front dress with the ballgown sleeves. I really love this pattern! Hope […]

Anna’s Regency Dresses & Blouse

By Jennie Chancey

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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 Giles!) Bella’s […]

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