Posts Tagged ‘Titanic’

Fleur de Lis Shawl ePattern

By Jennie Chancey


You may not be able to buy a paisley or silk stole, but with a luscious sport-weight alpaca yarn and this PDF pattern, you can make yourself a good substitute! The “Fleur-de-Lis Stole” is luxury itself, with a generous length for the classical Regency drape, and the combination of fleur-de-lis (a popular motif of the time) and a striking edging of fans and tassels.

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1910s Tea Gown for a Special Trip

By Jennie Chancey


I came across this pretty blush silk on clearance at a local fabric store and bought it, not sure what I wanted to do with it until my husband and I decided to take a cruise to celebrate our 15th anniversary. Immediately, I decided to make a tea gown for one of the two formal […]

ca. 1911 Magazine Article, “What Colour Can I Wear?”

By Jennie Chancey

1911 What Colour Can I Wear?

Did you know that “blue is treacherous” and “brown is a friend–and a foe?” Or how about the fact that a grey-haired matron “ranks as a perfect blonde” if she has pink in her cheeks? This fascinating four-page article is chock-full of beautiful illustrations and fun information on what colors were considered correct for each complexion type.

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Valarie's 1914 Afternoon Dress

By Jennie Chancey

Jennie, I spoke to you on the phone about my Edwardian white lingerie dress that I’d made from an embroidered fine batiste shower curtain. I used your 1914 Afternoon Dress pattern. I purchased the shower curtain at Target from their Shabby Chic collection. The ladies in your sales booth at Costume College just loved it. […]

Anna’s 1910s Tea Gown Nursing Dress

By Jennie Chancey


This is a unique version of my 1910s Tea Gown, complete with nursing access in the center panel (see the snap detail).Love the color scheme with the chocolate browns and that yummy pink rosette! Thank you to Anna of Pleasant View Schoolhouse and Giles for the photos!

Kelly’s "Music Man" Costumes

By Jennie Chancey


When I found out that the drama department in the school where I teach was doing The Music Man as their production for the year, I knew I had to get involved! I had a lengthy collection of patterns from the Edwardian/Titanic/Teens era, including quite a few of the Sense & Sensibility patterns. I knew […]

Amanda’s 1910s Prom Gown

By Jennie Chancey


My daughter went to her prom Saturday night, in the Titanic-era dress I made from your pattern. It was fabulous. We made an overskirt of forest green satin, while the dress itself was medium green cotton covered with pearl and sequin-embroidered cream illusion. We trimmed it with gold fringe and gold and green baroque trim. […]

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