Sense and Sensibility is a novel of manners and societal expectations. The story concerns two sisters, Elinor and Marianne Dashwood (Elinor representing “sense” and Marianne “sensibility”). Along with their mother and younger sister Margaret, they are left impoverished after the death of their father. The family is forced to move to a country cottage, offered to them by a generous relative. Before the move, Elinor forms an attachment to Edward Ferrars, and after the move, Marianne forms one for John Willoughby. These attachments lead to problems both personally and socially, and they must learn important lessons about themselves before resolutions can occur.
I provide a full range of historical patterns for ladies of all ages, covering Georgian, Regency, Romantic, Edwardian, Titanic/Teens, 1940s and 1950s styles. I also have lots of sewing tips and tutorials here to help you customize your patterns and get the perfect fit every time. New to historical sewing? Why not take a class online? I’ve got all kinds of tools to get you stitching! Warmly, Jennie Chancey
Look what’s new!
It has been a long time coming, but the Ladies’ Classic 1950s Wardrobe Pattern is now available for immediate download as an ePattern and for pre-order as a paper pattern (printing and shipping in early October). This pattern provides options for a full-skirted shirt dress, pencil skirt dress, blouse with peplum, separate skirts, a detachable peplum to give the look of a suit, short cuffed sleeves, tailored 3/4 sleeves, and a removable dickie. You can create an entire wardrobe full of different looks to mix and match!