Posts Tagged ‘Jane Austen’

Girls’ Regency Ensembles

By Jennie Chancey

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I simply love all of the Sense and Sensibility patterns, especially because I am permitted to use them professionally. When a friend commissioned me to make a dress for her little girl, I knew exactly where to find the perfect pattern. Her description of the ‘dream outfit’ fit the Regency dress and pelisse closely, so […]

Loral’s Tween Regency Dress

By Jennie Chancey

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I had ordered the pattern awhile ago and got some excellent advice on the board about which size to order for my quickly growing 11yo dd. She’s growing so fast that she outgrew the muslin I started working on for her to wear to a bridal shower. Three days before the shower I had to […]

Kitty’s First Regency Dress

By Jennie Chancey

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Well, here it is. My first Regency dress! I made a few changes to the pattern to make it more modern and my style, raising the neck line a little, and shortening the skirt. I also had to make all the Miss Petite changes to the bodice. I bought the fabric early in the spring […]

Regency Wedding Party

By Jennie Chancey

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I absolutely love your site! I bought the Regency era pattern to make my bridesmaid dresses, and loved it so much that I did my wedding dress out of that pattern, too. We bought the Elegant Lady’s Closet pattern as well to get the 3/4 length sleeves. We just used the Regency gown pattern as […]

Sisters’ Regency Dresses

By Jennie Chancey

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My sister and I just finished our first Regency dresses this week, and thought we’d share. Mine (the red one) was made using Jennie Chancey’s original pattern. The only change I made was to gather all the way across the front of the bodice, for a ‘fan’ effect. I also made some piping to edge […]

Jane Austen Dresses

By Jennie Chancey

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I am so excited to start the dresses for my younger girls! The other photos are of my students in my Jane Austen Class and then my oldest daughter in blue and her friend in a pale green, made from the Simplicity pattern of your Regency Dress! Thanks again for the wonderful service and the […]

HannahBeth’s Regency Gown

By Jennie Chancey

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Hello! I received your Elegant Ladies Closet and Regency Underthings patterns for my 16th birthday this past December, and was so elated! A dear friend of mine and I are planning to do a Regency challenge for all of 2009, wearing only period correct Regency clothing the whole year, so I got to sewing my […]

Heidi’s Regency Gown

By Jennie Chancey

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Hello there! I wanted to share with you some photos of a dress I made using your Simplicity Pattern 4055. I have worked with several of the Simplicity historical patterns and yours is BY FAR the easiest to work with. It only took me about ten hours (including cutting), and I did not have to […]

Hannah’s Regency Drawstring Dress

By Jennie Chancey

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We got the regency dress pattern last year and Mom made two, which she ended up giving to me. But I finally decided that it was high time to make my own! After searching through my fabric stash for just the right fabric, I pulled out an off-white curtain that I had gotten from a […]

Melinda’s Jane Austen Dress

By Jennie Chancey

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When the opportunity presents itself, I love to help teen girls learn to sew or improve their skills. Last spring I was able to use the S&S Regency pattern with one of those girls. Melinda, like me, loves Jane Austen movies. We struck up a conversation about movies that led to a fun week of […]

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