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!

1909 Ladies Home Journal Article, “What Girls Will Wear This Summer”

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1909 What Girls Will Wear

This is an absolutely delicious six-page article from a 1909 Ladies Home Journal, titled “What Girls Will Wear This Summer” by Mrs. Ralston (LHJ fashion editor). Jam-packed with information, this piece is full of absolutely gorgeous, detailed illustrations of the fashions coming into style for the summer season, including all-in-one dresses (the new rage), blouses, skirts, hats, and more.

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1910 Woman’s World Fashion Feature

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This delightful, four-page feature comes from the November 1910 issue of Woman’s World. It contains the latest patterns from Pictorial Review for both ladies and girls. The accompanying text provides detailed descriptions of each pattern, including appropriate fabrics and colors, as well as embroidery motifs. Lots of fun hairstyles and accessories to enjoy, too!

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

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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 1911 magazine article is chock-full of beautiful illustrations and fun information on what colors were considered correct for each complexion type.

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