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…

Christine’s Catherine Moreland Ensemble


Catherine Morland outfit front view 2

I just completed a regency ensemble for Bell Armoire magazine’s ‘Becoming Jane.’ I used several of Jennie’s patterns along with the Janet Arnold book [Ed. note: the open robe comes from the gridded pattern in Janet Arnold’s Patterns of Fashion I]. I was creating an outfit for Catherine Morland, of Northanger Abbey, for a call-for-entries in Belle Armoire magazine. Read more…

Bethany’s Regency Gown



  I took out about 4 inches from center of the sleeve pattern. The fabric is fairly stiff so it would have been too much ‘poof.’ I love how it has that natural train in the back. I also really loved making this dress because I did not have to alter the length at all! […] Read more…

Living History Regency Gowns


Heather and Johannah

  My daughters and I may be volunteering as docents at museum house tour in our county for the 1800-1820 time period. I bought Simplicity’s version, of the pattern and wanted to show you my first efforts. The white dress (mine) is made of a flat and fitted cotton sheet set I found at Goodwill […] Read more…

Victoria’s Regency Crossover Gown



  Thank you so much for your wonderful patterns and website; my sisters and I have really enjoyed them 🙂 I made this dress out of a yellow striped seersucker fabric. I really enjoyed working with this pattern. The instructions where very well written, and I found it even easier to make than the regency […] Read more…

Girls’ Regency Ensembles



  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, […] Read more…

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