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Julia’s Regency Era Gowns

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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 […] Read more…

Regency Gown Pattern

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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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Regency Spencer Jacket/Pelisse Pattern

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Photo by Gabi Reichert (http://www.5reicherts.com/)

I created this pattern by pulling research together from several sources (along with customer requests!). I studied a Spencer jacket in the D.A.R. Museum collection and one at the Valentine. I also drew from Janet Arnold’s wonderful Patterns of Fashion to create a versatile pattern for short jackets, long coats, and sleeveless pelisses or short gowns.

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Ladies’ 1780s Portrait Dress Pattern

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When I created the Girls’ 1780s Portrait Dress pattern, I knew I’d want to follow up with a women’s version. The construction of the dresses offered in this pattern comes from the study of dozens of portraits, plus scrutiny of extant gowns for women from this time period, but I’ve stuck with conventional machine techniques in the instructions to allow for ease of sewing.

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Survey Results!

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It has been fun to see responses come in to my recent pattern design survey. I closed it today and went through all the stats and comments, and what a huge array of tastes and preferences you have!  Read more…