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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24 comments:

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

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  2. 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...

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

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  4. 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.

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

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  6. 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!

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  7. 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

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  8. 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!

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

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

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

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  12. 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 ;)

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  13. 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??

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  14. 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?

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

    ~Stephanie

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

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

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  18. 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.

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