Friday, July 1, 2016

Sense and Sensibility The Elegant Lady's Regency Pattern Review

I had a Jane Austen Ball coming up, so of course I needed a new frock!  I decided to make a crossover gown, using a Sense and Sensibility Pattern.  This pattern covers sizes 6-26DD.

S&S patterns are very user friendly.  I remember using their basic Regency Day dress pattern when I made my very first Regency dress. So returning to make the crossover gown was like returning to my sewing roots.

S&S provide clear instructions, each step is accompanied with basic black and white illustrations. Completing the crossover section of the gown worked well, however I did have to reduce each pattern piece so it would fit around my neck comfortably. I decided not to do the wrap around part of the gown, because I knew I would be dancing at the Jane Austen Ball and I didn't want the dress to fly open, that would have been most undignified.

Overall I was very happy with this pattern.  It suits sewers who are beginners all the way up to advance sewers.  One can order the pattern from here  at a cost of $17.95 US Paper Pattern or $9.95 US ePattern.

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