Posts Tagged ‘pattern’

How to Resize a Pattern

By Jennie Chancey

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No matter how well designed a pattern may be, it cannot fit each individual perfectly. Each human body has its own quirks, and each person has different fitting needs. You may find that you need to enlarge a pattern beyond the sizes available on the sheet, or you might need to shrink it. Perhaps you would like to reduce a woman’s pattern to fit a little girl. Or maybe you found an out-of-print pattern you’d love to make … but the sizes are too small for you. Anything is possible once you know the basics of resizing patterns!

Modifying Your Regency Gown Bodice

By Jennie Chancey

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There are so many fun ways you can alter your gown bodice to make it uniquely your style! Below I’ve illustrated two additional ways to change the look of your gown. The first method creates a fitted bodice with darts under the bustline. The second gives you a more “fan”-shaped bodice with the gathers in the center. I strongly recommend that you play around with a muslin bodice or two first until you achieve the exact fit and look you want. You might want to try different neckline treatments while you are at it (I’ve done a bodice with a “V” neckline and darts).

1914 Afternoon Dress

By Jennie Chancey

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This is my 1914 Afternoon Dress, which was inspired by an original design in a 1914 home economics textbook (see next-to-last image in the slideshow). It is a wonderful pattern for everything from everyday linen dresses to ethereal, filmy teagowns!

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Paper Pattern $15.95
 
 
ePattern $9.95

Girls’ Regency Dress Pattern

By Jennie Chancey

Photo by Rebecca Suerdieck of http://www.perrincottage.com

This is the perfect companion to the women’s pattern above and includes options for short sleeves, long sleeves, and undersleeves. There’s also an appendix that gives directions for making a “drawstring” look dress. Now available with sizes 12 and 14!

Read more… or add to cart:

Paper Pattern $12.95

ePattern $9.95

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