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!

Sisters’ Regency Dresses

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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 […] Read more…

Jane Austen Dresses

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  I am so excited to start the dresses for my younger girls! The other photos are of my students in my Jane Austen Class and then my oldest daughter in blue and her friend in a pale green, made from the Simplicity pattern of your Regency Dress! Thanks again for the wonderful service and […] Read more…

Girl’s Regency Dress

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  Jennie, had I sent you these pictures of Lizzie in her Regency gown I made last summer? I thought you might like them for your show and tell page. 🙂 Blessings, Rebecca N. Rebecca is a dear friend and one-time Seamstress-in-Residence. She started Baker Lane as a custom sewing business many years ago, and […] Read more…

HannahBeth’s Regency Gown

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  Hello! I received your Elegant Ladies Closet and Regency Underthings patterns for my 16th birthday this past December, and was so elated! A dear friend of mine and I are planning to do a Regency challenge for all of 2009, wearing only period correct Regency clothing the whole year, so I got to sewing […] Read more…

Heidi’s Regency Gown

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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 […] Read more…

Melinda’s Jane Austen Dress

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  When the opportunity presents itself, I love to help teen girls learn to sew or improve their skills. Last spring I was able to use the S&S Regency pattern with one of those girls. Melinda, like me, loves Jane Austen movies. We struck up a conversation about movies that led to a fun week […] Read more…

Kieran’s Silk Regency Gown

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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 Gown pattern. I knew I wanted a silk ballgown, so I started doing some research and […] Read more…