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From: pucktricks
Date: 10-24-2006, 11:14 PM (1 of 7)
This is definetely a specialty pattern company. They started off with Regency era patterns, but have since expanded to Edwardian, Romantic, "Swing," and apparently doll clothes.

So far I've only made the Regency era gown, but the instructions are wonderful and the designer will email you back with questions. Also on her website for the gown I made she has additional instructions for modifying it to all sorts of needs. For instance, I modified mine to be a maternity dress *and have gotten compliments galore on it), but she also has instructions for making it into a nursing dress, or how to add different styles of bodices. It is supremely cool.

I've got one of her Teen/Titanic patterns, but haven't made it yet.

Here's the website:

User: pucktricks
Member since: 03-31-2004
Total posts: 570
From: weezyrider
Date: 10-25-2006, 12:03 PM (2 of 7)
A lot of sew-ers seem to like her stuff for wedding gowns as they can be made more modestly than storebought patterns.

User: weezyrider
Member since: 08-19-2003
Total posts: 218
From: pucktricks
Date: 10-25-2006, 02:52 PM (3 of 7)
I can see that easily.

I was jsut looking through her website again and just drooling over all the different patterns she has. I was thinking of suggesting them as Christmas presents....... Of course all of my past attempts to get sewing stuff for Christmas presents has failed miserably, but I can always try.

User: pucktricks
Member since: 03-31-2004
Total posts: 570
From: Miss Spring
Date: 10-30-2006, 02:14 PM (4 of 7)
I just love the look of her patterns. Im going to have to add these to my christmas list as well.

I love this group!
When I first joined I thought there was about 5 pattern companys!
Boy was I ever wrong!
User: Miss Spring
Member since: 05-03-2006
Total posts: 87
From: Cathie.Tombs
Date: 02-11-2007, 04:24 PM (5 of 7)
I'm so glad you have this up!!!! Sense and Sensibility is a gorgeous pattern co., and the site is lovely. I have even sent non-sewing friends there, and they loved it. I love the looks: romantic, feminine, yet with reasonable modesty. It seems that in days gone by women were supposed to have curves. I am very curvy, and am sick to death of either skinny little rectangular clothes, or computer generated patterns and/or RTW, for Amazons, with football shoulders. Some of these smaller pattern companies are coming to fill the gap, for woman with shapes, who love style. Also, this site offers terrific extra information on pattern alteration (ie. for petite, for D cup, etc., etc.). This is very useful as re-drafting info for those of us brave enough to seriously alter our paper patterns. Bravo!!!!!!!!!
User: Cathie.Tombs
Member since: 08-27-2006
Total posts: 44
From: pinkroses
Date: 02-23-2007, 07:07 PM (6 of 7)
I too like that site; though I haven't ordered anything yet. Pinkroses
I know I have a guradian angel watching over me. I am very gratefull. PINKROSES
User: pinkroses
Member since: 11-30-2005
Total posts: 64
From: pucktricks
Date: 02-23-2007, 09:41 PM (7 of 7)
I've ordered the Regency gown, and made it. I used her direction for modifying to make it a maternity gown, and loved it. It came out wonderfully, and I had lots of people asking where I got it (which is always a great compliment).

User: pucktricks
Member since: 03-31-2004
Total posts: 570
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