Posts Tagged ‘Regency Era’

Beth’s Embroidered Reticule

By Jennie Chancey

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I’ve recently made a Regency reticule for a friend, and used your suggestions for period embroidery from the Elegant Lady’s Closet to put her monogram on it. My 5yo boy has rated my handiwork as “that’s fantastic mummy” (who could ask for higher praise). A publication of embroidery patterns from the era would be very […]

Regency Ballgowns by Morgan and Anna

By Jennie Chancey

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Hello! My name is Morgan. I have submitted show and tell pictures before of my “Molly Gibson” dress, and this time my friend Anna and I would like to share pictures of our latest Regency ballgowns. This past March, we went to the annual Regency Ball in South Bend, Indiana. We signed up a month […]

Cecilia’s Regency Day Dress

By Jennie Chancey

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Dear Jennie, Here is the picture of the latest gown I made. I simply love your patterns! This time I used “The Elegant Lady’s Closet” to make a sheer simple cottondress for around 1800. It was so easy and fast to sew (ok, I omitted the lining for being faster and it fits so well […]

Gracelyn’s First Regency Gown

By Jennie Chancey

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Hello! I made this dress for a party my family and I are hosting. One of my sisters and I each got a pattern from you for Christmas. When I saw how beautiful the dresses were I hoped I could someday make one of them. I did not sew very much, so I knew I […]

Katie’s Regency Day Dresses

By Jennie Chancey

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I love the flow and romantic idea behind the Regency. I’m also interested in the Social History of the time. I’ve been doing my homework and I really wanted to make some dresses for church or reenactment if I can get involved with it somehow.  Anyway, I had found these cotton fabrics and just loved […]

Reproduction Regency Portrait Gown

By Jennie Chancey

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Back when I used to sew professionally, I often received requests to reproduce gowns seen in portraits or fashion plates. This is a gown I made in 2001, savoring every moment of this delectable project! My customer asked me to copy the gown and the chemisette with standing “ruff” collar seen in the Regency portrait […]

Kate’s Marianne Dashwood Gown

By Jennie Chancey

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I ordered your Regency Gown pattern some months back to make myself a Marianne Dashwood costume for Halloween. (Big Jane Austen fan here!) I really love the pattern and was extremely satisfied with my results! The only major alteration I made when using the pattern was to drop the neckline lower. I added some adornments, […]

Embroidered Silk Regency Gown

By Jennie Chancey

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As a beginning sewer I was a little intimidated about making a dress all by myself, but was thrilled with the idea of creating something that I could wear. My friend and I had been toying with the idea of making dresses for ourselves, and our Confirmation day seemed the perfect time to display our […]

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