Posts Tagged ‘Simplicity pattern’

A Peek from Friday’s Photography Session!

By Jennie Chancey

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We took pictures Friday of gowns made from two new patterns. The Girls’ 1780s Portrait Dress pattern will be ready to ship soon — we are waiting on the final cover art, which will be ready in a matter of days if all goes well. Once everything is at the printer, we will go ahead […]

Jessica’s Lace Regency Gown

By Jennie Chancey

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I made this Regency gown for myself using the Simplicity version a few months ago for a Larp event. I am an experienced seamstress, but this was my first Regency era gown, and I loved the lace overlay variant of the pattern. I found some beautiful bridal lace remnants I wanted to use, and a […]

Renee’s Regency Day Dress

By Jennie Chancey

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Hello Mrs. Chancey, I made this dress to wear for the 400th anniversary celebration in Jamestown. It had such a feminine, graceful feel as well as adding to the remembrance of a past era! It is very comfortable for walking, yet feels very tailored since the gathers are all in the back. I totally love […]

Amy’s Regency Ballgowns

By Jennie Chancey

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I made these ballgowns with my friends this summer using the Simplicity version of your pattern. The girls are part of an historical dance society and are focusing on the Regency period. The bronze dress is made of a tucked home decor fabric with gold sheer and wide ribbon trim accents. The pink dress is […]

Regency Theater Costumes

By Jennie Chancey

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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. The […]

Living History Regency Gowns

By Jennie Chancey

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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,/a> 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 and […]

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 […]

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 […]

Kieran’s Silk Regency Gown

By Jennie Chancey

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I got the itch to make my first Regency gown after watching the A&E ‘Pride & Prejudice’ for the 50 millionth time. I had also just picked up a copy of the Simplicity printing of Sense & Sensibility’s Regency dress pattern. I knew I wanted a silk ballgown, so I started doing some research and […]

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