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The Girls’ Regency Spencer & Pelisse pattern is a companion to the ladies’ Spencer & Pelisse pattern and will make adorable jackets, long coats, and sleeveless pelisses to go over dresses.

  • Sizes 1, 2, 3, 4, 6, 8 & 10 all included in one ePattern.
  • Illustrated instructions make construction easy!
  • Options for double-breasted and non-overlapping front closure; notched collar or no collar; full jacket/coat or sleeveless, vest-style pelisse.
  • Photo Instructions online.
  • Click to download the Girls’ Spencer-Pelisse yardage chart.
  • Available for instant download!
  • This pattern is rated intermediate.

For the coat shown in the photos, I made the double-breasted jacket with notched collar, then added a skirt that is straight in the front and pleated across the back. The bodice back has the period correct dropped shoulder seams and curved side back seams. Sleeves are also correct for the time period with the gathers beginning below the shoulder in back. The pattern is rated “intermediate” because of the lining and collar, but I think it actually goes together faster than the dress pattern and is not at all difficult to understand after a trial run in muslin. An advanced beginner would have little trouble, and I am always available through the Contact Form if you have questions!

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7 comments on “Girls’ Regency Spencer/Pelisse Pattern”

  1. May I suggest that, since you are re-doing the whole pattern anyway, you consider a variation that meets edge to edge, rather than overlapping? This is a look I see often in period examples and illustrations.

    • Hi, Ann! Nice to hear from you. The pattern already includes that option, as the front can be cut to either overlap or fasten with frogs (it could be fastened with hooks and eyes beneath as well if decorative frogs aren’t wanted). 🙂

  2. dear Jennie,
    I just noticed that the girls regency dress pattern goes up to size 14. I would also like to make a spencer in size 14. Will this be possible?

    • Hello, Anahi! I just revised the Girls’ Regency Dress to go up to size 14, but the Spencer/Pelisse revision hasn’t made it to my printer yet. Living in Kenya, I don’t have access to a large-format scanner (yet!), so I have to wait until I can send pattern sheets home with friends. Hoping to do that next month! 🙂 Until then, you can easily size up the pattern by using my online instructions. Keep in mind that the Girls’ Spencer pattern runs a bit large anyway, so you can actually use the size 10 and only lengthen the sleeves. Hope this helps!

      • I was just going to ask the same question! My SIL is only 4’8″ and is very petite. I often use size 12 & 14 girls patterns for her as I only have to make a small adjustment in the bustline to have the garments fit her perfectly. Thank you for providing the ‘size-up’ instructions.
        Melissa B.~

        • Hi, Melissa! One thing to keep in mind is that this pattern actually runs a bit large. I’ve been working on a revision, but it’s not finished yet. If your sis measures for a 12, the 10 will actually fit her. Just test in muslin first, and have fun sewing!

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