Wednesday, November 05, 2008

Costuming: Sense and Sensibility patterns

This is off-topic in most ways, so do forgive me.

I love the Regency era. I love Jane Austen. I have participated in Regency dancing events and enjoyed them immensely.

Regency costumer Jennie Chancey, who has been perfecting her Regency gown and accessories patterns for years now, has just begun releasing them as e-patterns. E-patterns are essentially downloadable patterns. They take up physical space only when printed and can be scaled up or down as needed. Very clever!

I already own the Regency Gown pattern, but certainly would consider buying some of Jennie's other patterns as e-patterns rather than physical paper ones that must be shipped. Her pattern company, Sense and Sensibility, has also created patterns for dresses from other eras including Swing, Romantic, and Edwardian. She's also got an amazing looking pattern for a "Titanic"-inspired gown! (Yes, I hated the movie, but the costumes were great!)

If you enjoy costuming and the Regency era, I'd strongly recommend these patterns.

1 comment:

paisley penguin said...

Oohh! Thanks for the link! I went to school for costuming. This seems like a great way to get patterns.