Posts Tagged ‘Jane Austen’

Ida’s Regency Ensemble



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 […] Read more…

Mother-Daughter Regency Tea



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 […] Read more…

Melissa’s Regency Crossover Gown



  Former student of mine Melissa T. is now creating gorgeous Regency Gowns for sale through her home business, “Stitching the Standard.” 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 you enjoy the pictures! ~ Melissa T.   Read more…

Anna’s Regency Dresses & Blouse



    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 […] Read more…

Regency Graduation Dress



  This is me in the gown my Gramma and I made this March. We used cream colored eyelet, with darkish pink for the lining. It was fun and simple to put together! These pictures are from my eighth grade “graduation” ceremony. A couple of girls came up to me after the ceremony and told […] Read more…

Regency Theater Costumes



  These are photos from a wonderful production of ‘Northanger Abbey’ at the Pear Avenue Theatre in Mountain View, CA. The Pear is a tiny theater. The play was done with very few props and very little furniture. All the ladies’ gowns are variations on either the Simplicity pattern or the Elegant Lady’s Closet pattern. […] Read more…

Cindy’s Regency Ballgowns



  It’s been a while since I emailed you, but it was because the rest of the sewing went great & I didn’t need any more help. I was pretty excited to share with you some pictures of our family at the dance last Friday. I also followed your instructions to fix my daughter’s hair […] Read more…

Cynthia’s Regency Ballgown



  Dear Jennie, Thank you for the kind feedback. I enjoyed making the gown. If you ever run into anyone who needs a gown and wants to travel to Santa Barbara, I’d might be happy to ‘knock a gown out’ for them! I was a tailor/seamtress in college, and though now a dentist, I still […] Read more…

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