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!

Krista’s 1912 Kimono Dress

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I finished the last couple of details on the Kimono dress today and had my daughter try it on. When she did, we were delighted to see that the final touches were indeed complete. She put a necklace on, and we went outside to snap a few pictures. She’s really pleased with it, and so […] Read more…

Embroidered Silk Regency Gown

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As a beginning sewer I was a little intimidated about making a dress all by myself, but was thrilled with the idea of creating something that I could wear. My friend and I had been toying with the idea of making dresses for ourselves, and our Confirmation day seemed the perfect time to display our […] Read more…

Shelley’s Jane Austen Party

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Everything worked out beautifully. We had a ‘Jane Austen Fancy Dress Tea Party’ this afternoon. I’ve attached some pictures of the ladies who were able to come. Both my sisters and another friend were busy (or not in town) this weekend, so we are going to have another tea in August and get all dressed […] Read more…

Heidi’s Regency Spencer Jacket

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I was digging through my scrap bins awhile back trying to use some things up so I could regain a couple of drawers! I came across some burgandy wool (leftover from a cape) and matching silk (leftover from a summer dress) so I decided to make a new Spencer jacket. I found these buttons in […] Read more…