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!

Carol’s "Beatrix" Skirt

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Here are a couple pictures of the skirt I made using your Beatrix skirt pattern, inspired by Cattle Kate skirts! All I did was to take the back skirt piece and put it on the fold, backed away from the fold by about 2″. Then I made a placket in the back that is hidden […] Read more…

Rebekka’s Regency Wedding Gown

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This bride’s mother worked with her to create her wedding gown. Here are some pictures of the (modified) Regency dress šŸ™‚ I like what my mom did to the back, because I don’t much like the “balloon” style the dress has with some types of fabric. And of course: no sleeves, which was a blessing […] Read more…

Romantic Era Nursing Dresses

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Here are photos of the finished Romantic nursing dress. Thanks so much for your help in shortening the bodice! I ended up using the 1914 cap sleeve for a more “modern” look. My friend loves this dress and says it is very comfortable. This pattern is so versatile–she can wear it throughout pregnancy and nursing. […] Read more…

Regency Ballgown

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(Click for larger images.) Many thanks for the pattern. My wife has made the dress for my daughter, who is attending a commemorative Ball on honour of Lord Nelson (1805), period dances and music. I attach a picture of the dress – magnificant! The material is ‘Sari’ material from an Indian supplier. Many thanks, Roderick […] Read more…