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Friday, February 4, 2011

Sense and Sensibility


Look at the beautiful details of this dress...




It is from a 1780's portrait gown pattern...sigh...don't you just love it?



and look at these:


So lovely and looks like she is straight from a classic art painting...


I suddenly have the urge to watch Jane Austen movies!



My friend, Mrs. Jennie Chancey, has these patterns at her lovely store:


Sense and Sensibility Patterns


Be sure to stop by and visit!




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She also has amazing patterns for little girls too!


























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24 comments:

Katie said...

So lovely! Wouldn't those patterns make gorgeous wedding dresses?!

Mrs. June Fuentes said...

Katie,

What a wonderful idea--I think they absolutely would! I am thinking about how I can get one of these made for myself...;)

Many blessings...

Don and Shelly said...

They're absolutely beautiful!

Mrs.B said...

oh how simply gorgeous!

Mrs. Stam said...

Love love love, those are gorgeous, nice enough for "modest' wedding gown or bride maid one :-)

Domestic Goddess said...

Gorgeous. I wish women still dressed like this. We have been watching Little house on the Prairie quite a bit. I would love to find some prairie dress patterns. They would be more practical for farm living. Thank you for sharing these.

Miss Laurie said...

These are gorgeous! I so love her patters and hope one day to buy and make one of her Regency dress patterns. :)

Homemakers Cottage said...

Gorgeous... I LOVE this style! Kristy

Christian Frugal Mama said...

I LOVE thes dresses. They make me want to learn to sew properly, just so I could make one. But then I'd have nowhere to wear it to. No balls or anything. :) It defintely makes me want to go watch some Jane Austin now!

Lauren Christine said...

They are so beautiful! I would love to just wear one for a day :) I think I would feel like I was living in a Jane Austen movie!

Blessings,
Lauren Christine

Hannah said...

LOVE them!

Toni Swayze said...

I too feel like watching some Jane Austen movies, but I don't think I could talk my brother into it :) Maybe I should just do some reading.

Those dresses would be so nice for an elegant tea!

My Own Sense and Sensibility said...

Oh so feminine! To feel that beautiful everyday. I love them.

Lynda said...

Oh to live in those days just for the fashions. Thank you for sharing the photos. I want some tea. lol

Summer said...

So lovely! Wedding dress is a wonderful idea. :)

Homeschool on the Croft said...

Oh my, what utterly gorgeous dresses. What beauty was around in the clothing of these days.
And you've put me in the notion for a period drama too..... no time right now, but the girls and I may snuggle up later in the day and watch one ;)

Jenn said...

Beautiful!!!

Sharyn Kelly said...

I have loved dresses such as these and have often wondered could we not modify to make them user friendly for our day and time. I have no sewing experience so this may seem silly but couldn't we change the fabric to something lighter yet still beautiful and elegant. Something... Women used to wear dresses for housework and real life... could we not modify them??

Truth Seeker said...

Now how about Sense and Sensibility Hair? I've been trying to find information on achieving some of the hairstyles of that era- mostly braided types. Anyone know of a good place to find info. like that?

Leslie @ goodbye, house! HELLO, HOME! said...

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Stephanie said...

Those are sooo beautiful and feminine!! I want to make one sometime, but I'm not the best at complicated sewing.

~Stephanie

Sarah said...

Those dresses are BEAUTIFUL!! It makes me want one!

mommato4 said...

Yesterday we watched 'Mrs Arris goes to Paris' so I especially enjoyed reading this post and seeing these pictures today!! ;)

Karen said...

I love the portrait gowns in the photos. Sometimes I wish females wore those kinds of clothes in these modern times. I am appalled at the way young females and males dress these days. Even when I watch Christian TV programs, I see Christian women with their chests bared for everyone to see their clevage and bosom. I love your posts about modesty. Wish all of the young ladies in America could read them and choose to live by them, especially Christians.