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!

Lily’s 1912 Kimono Dress

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  Here are some pictures of the Kimono Dress I made recently. I used a velvet-type fabric with a slightly strechy net overlay. NOT a fabric combination I’d like to do again! The net shifted around so much! I was tempted to give up many times, but my Mom kept encouraging me to keep going. […] Read more…

Alyssa’s Regency Gown

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  Here are two pictures of the dress I made while taking your Regency Gown class. The striped fabric is some from my fabric stash, and the burgundy is a poly/cotton blend. Nothing fancy, but fun to experiment with! I am wearing the dress over a Chemise and Short Stays, which I made from your […] Read more…

Misty’s Regency Dress

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  I found out about your site through Katherine’s Dress site, and recently bought your [Regency Gown] pattern. It turned out wonderfully, and I’m really pleased with the pattern 🙂 I’m a self-taught seamstress, and the pattern was very straight-forward and easy to understand. I didn’t have difficulty with any of it. I used to […] Read more…

Girl’s Regency Dress

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  Just wanted to say how pleased my 10-year-old daughter, Anne, was with the Regency dress we recently made for her home schooling project this term. She had been studying Jane Austen’s life and times, and we ordered your pattern as part of her arts and crafts project. We looked at Regency dresses on the […] Read more…

Regency Wedding Party

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My niece, Madeleine, got married in July and had asked me to make her and her bridesmaids ‘Jane Austen’ style dresses. It was with great relief that I found your invaluable pattern via the Internet. I changed the under bust gathers to darts on all the dresses, but otherwise I made very few changes to […] Read more…

Mary’s Regency Wedding Gown

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Photos copyright Affordable Excellent Photo 2001 Dear Jennie, My wedding dress was made using your Regency pattern. I was thrilled with the result! I found a gorgeous silk for the dress and a stunning lace for the overlay. I am so glad I stumbled onto your site! I wanted to share some pictures, hoping you […] Read more…

Amanda’s 1910s Prom Gown

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      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 […] Read more…