Jennie Chancey

I launched Sense & Sensibility Patterns in 1998 with my original Regency Gown pattern. I never dreamed I'd one day have over two dozen patterns on the market and would be leading tours yearly in the UK! Enjoy my blog, and let me know if you'd like to travel with us!

1908 Ladies’ Home Journal Summer Fashions

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This is a charming article with lots of beautifully detailed illustrations from the June 1908 Ladies’ Home Journal (summer fashion issue!). Three pages of text cover everything from what flatters a particular complexion to what a governess should wear–all written by Lady Catherine Milnes Gaskell. I’ve also included a bonus page of “Frocks for the Holidays.”

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Doll’s Regency Spencer/Pelisse ePattern

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Doll's Spencer Jacket ePattern

This ePattern is for the Doll's Regency Spencer/Pelisse only and will make jackets, coats, and sleeveless pelisses. It's fun to make matching “mommy” and “dolly” outfits, too! Fits all 18″ soft-bodied dolls, like the American Girls, Magic Attic, and Beautiful Girlhood dolls.

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1908 Article, “The Girl Who Makes Her Own Clothes”

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1908 Travel Feature

This neat 1908 fashion feature tells the traveling lady exactly what she’ll need for a weekend away–including a traveling suit, shirtwaist, evening gown, nightgown, kimono, petticoat, and more. Not only do you get beautiful illustrations of these items, but the article explains exactly what fabrics and trimmings are needed for each.

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Three 1908 Fashion Features

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Here are three fun features from 1908. The first is an article titled “What to Wear and What Not to Wear.” It includes illustrations and descriptive text to help ladies understand the principles of classic, simple elegance. Also includes is a page of “Seaside Dresses for the Children” and one showing beautiful bonnets, aprons, and booties “for the wee ones” by the excellent Mrs. Ralston.

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