GIVEAWAY: Sense and Sensibility Patterns

April 1, 2012

It has been a gorgeous weekend here in Southern Indiana, and I’ve been having tremendous fun wrist-deep in paint, primer and mahogany wood stain, building a dollhouse for my daughter ๐Ÿ™‚

To share the happy springtime love, the lovely Jennie from Sense and Sensibility Patterns is offering up a giveaway prize of the e-pattern of your choice ย from her store.


How to enter:

Head over to and pick the pattern you want most. Trot back over here and leave me a comment letting me know which one you absolutely must have and why.

TWO winners (huzzah!) will be picked at random on Saturday the 7th of April.

Good luck!

  1. Well I have to copy Jessica and say the 1940’s Swing dress pattern too – especially as my sister and I just were watching a swing competition in Seattle yesterday!

  2. Oh I would love the Romantic blouse pattern. I think it could be adopted for may differnt styles and could become a TNT pattern for a well fitting blouse.
    And a plus is you can save on shipping! I live in the Southern Indiana area!

  3. Great giveaway – S&S is my favorite pattern company and I have nearly all Jennie’s patterns! But I gave away my Swing Dress pattern (before I could use it!) so I could definitely use to get that one in the near future. And that’s me in the cream Edwardian outfit with the blue hydrangeas. : )

  4. The Regency Gown Pattern ! My friend and I are dreaming of going to the Jane Austen Festival in Bath, and it would be a good start !

  5. 1940s โ€œSwingโ€ Dress Pattern. I’ve been eying it since Casey (Elegant Musings) did a sew-a-long. I haven’t purchased the pattern yet because I’m such a slow sewist!

  6. I crave the 1940s swing pattern! I’m an obsessed lindy hop dancer and to actually make my own 1940s swing dress would be fantastic!

  7. I would so love the 40’s swing dress, why to make many many many dresses for myself and my daughter. who reintroduced me to my retro clothing passion from my high schooldays in the 70’s.

  8. I’m with Dee, the 1910 Tea Gown is gorgeous! I just finished a 1912 corset, I need a pattern so I can make something to go over it!

  9. All are pretty fabulous, but I would get so much more wear out of the 1940s swing dress. So that is the pattern I choose. Happy week to you all. ๐Ÿ™‚

  10. I love all of them, but if I had to chose one, I would pick the 1914 Afternoon Dress. It looks so flattering and comfortable.

  11. It would have to be the 40s swing dress. I have lusted over it after seeing Caseys. I would then make about 100 in different colours.

  12. I would choose the Elegant Lady’s Closet because I love the Regency era and have lots of fabrics piled up that I would like to make in to all kinds of Regency dresses! ๐Ÿ™‚

  13. I have to say the 1940s swing dress pattern because I have a beautiful vintage stole , and vintage cream cotton gloves and I would wear with it when its made ๐Ÿ™‚ I think it would be my races outfit because im off for them this year .. It would be great to enter ladies day with something id made and loved myself!!

  14. Oh baby, sign me up for the swing dress! I really want to see if a cross over top would be more flattering for a small bust than the button up versions. I have trouble with most cross over tops. I’m thinking a bright springy green would look great.

  15. I love the regency era gown, but I’m pretty sure I’d have to pick the swing dress because it’s the only one I can imagine actually wearing

  16. I would love to have the 1780s pattern for girls. I know my daughter would love it, and I’ve been dreaming of it for a long time now. Thanks so much to you and Mrs. Chancey for the opportunity to win.

  17. At the risk of sounding unoriginal, I love the Swing Dress too. I’ve almost bought it a few times, but I’m on a pattern diet for a while…..

  18. I would love the 1940s “Swing” dress pattern! I’ve been eyeballing it for quite a while since I have the perfect 1940s print fabric that needs to be made up into a 1940s dress!

  19. I’ve loved the 1940’s swing dress pattern for ages and would love one, but I also love the Romantic era blouse and jumper dress patterns too ๐Ÿ™‚

  20. The georgian portrait dress for little girls… I have two of them, and I can just imagine them picking the lilacs in our yard in those dresses. ๐Ÿ™‚

  21. I’ve been drooling over the 1909 Beatrix shirtwaist for quite awhile! It’s so feminine and pretty, and I know I’d wear a couple different versions on a regular basis ๐Ÿ˜€ Alas, I’m not allowed to buy any new stash goodies, what with our finances being as they are ๐Ÿ™

  22. Oh, definitely the 40’s “Swing Dress” pattern! I’ve had my eye on it for a long time but just haven’t picked it up yet. And I love the 40s. Not that a gal needs a reason for that!

  23. I’d go for the 1940’s Swing Dress for sure. I LOVE the cute cross over front and think that I could make this in so many fabrics that would look perfect!

  24. Omg how on earth do I choose? I think I’d have to go with the Regency Underthings pattern; I’ve been wanting to make those short stays!

  25. I’ve been oogling the Regency underthings pattern. I don’t have any regency costumes yet and I like to costume from the foundations outward.

  26. My choice is definitely the 40’s swing dress! I’ve seen it made up several times and I’ve wanted it for a while!

  27. Oh I love Jennie’s patterns… I just bought the 1910 tea gown pattern for my Downton Abbey inspired dress. But I would love to win the pattern voor the Regency Spencer Jacket. I would totally rock my new spencer jacket at the Jane Austen Festival in Bath this year. ๐Ÿ™‚

  28. I’d like the 1909 Beatrix Shirtwaist pattern because we’re going to be having some anniversary celebrations at our church this year and that is the correct time frame!

  29. Jennie Chancey’s original Regency Gown Pattern is my must have. About 7 years ago, I made the Girl’s Regency Gown pattern for my daughter’s Easter dress, which she wore for two years! She loved that dress! You can see it here: Now, she’s a young lady of 13 years old, and she wants another regency gown! Now, I need the woman’s Regency pattern! Currently, I have Sense and Sensibility’s winsome Swing Dress pattern in progress; I hope to finish it for Easter 2012!

  30. Thanks for having such an awesome give-away! If I had to pick then it would be the Beatrix jacket pattern. Why? Because NO closet is complete without out a Beatrix Potter Jacket! Thanks!

  31. I’m another for the 40’s swing pattern. I too have been wanting to follow Casey’s sew-along. Hers looked great! Just waiting for my sewing skills to get caught up to level with that dress

  32. Hi Katherine! I’m from Southern Indiana as well and yes the weather has been lovely!!
    The 1940’s Swing dress because I’ve been wanting to complete something retro and this looks very wearable for the office.

  33. I would love to have the Girls 1780s Portrait Dress Pattern! I have this pattern for myself, and my daughter loves the dress that I have made from it. I would be overjoyed to be able to make her a matching dress!

  34. I simply must have the 1909 Beatrix Shirtwaist Pattern! Why? Because I simply a Gibson Girl born in the wrong era! ๐Ÿ™‚

  35. Thank you Jennie!

    I think the 1914 afternoon dress. It looks so lovely and cool, and while it is still spring here in texas, summer is coming shortly. And it has an option for sleeveless- and i love sleeveless.


  36. I would love love love the Ladies’ 1780’s Portrait Dress pattern. I’ve been in love with it since it first came out and also because I have almost all the other patterns from her site. But truly I would love to create a dress from this pattern to wear to the history reenactments we go to.

  37. I must have the ladies 1780 Portrait Dress pattern! While it’s about 100 years before my favorite time period, I’m always on the lookout for great historical ideas I can adapt. That, and I’ve always wanted a dress I can put pannes under.

  38. I love so many of her patterns, I have used them before and they are wonderful!

    If I had to pick just one… the Regency Spencer/Pelisse Pattern, so I can compleat my Regency Ladies closet ๐Ÿ™‚
    It’s not a pattern, but I would also love to someday get the Dress makers book that she has.

  39. My favorite pattern is the regency ballgown pattern I love the vintage look. I would like to make one of these dresses to have around the house as a decoration there beautiful.

  40. I have loved the 1940’s Swing Dress Pattern ever since Cassey’s Elegant Musings Blog featured it! Love it!

  41. I have been looking for a pattern like this for ever. 1940s Two-Option Dress Pattern is the one for me, it would fit my body type and my style. Love love love this.

  42. Oh my, the 1940’s Swing Dress, for sure!!! This pattern has been on my wish list ever since Casey’s Swing Dress Sew-along last year. There are so many possibilities and the pattern seems to flatter so many figures. I just love it. ๐Ÿ™‚

  43. I love S&S patterns! I want both the girls’ regency dress pattern and edwardian apron–my daughters would love them so much! I think I’d go with the dress pattern. Thanks for the giveaway!

  44. I would like the 1780s Portrait Dress Pattern. I work at an 18th century historic house museum, and would love to use the pattern to make gowns for our educational staff.

  45. Great giveaway! I have had my eye on the 1940’s swing dress pattern for a while and the 1910 tea gown pattern which will fuel my Titanic fever.

  46. Hmm, tough choice. I would have to say the Elegant Lady’s Closet patternโ€”it’s so versatile, and absolutely lovely.

  47. It would have to be the Elegant Lady’s Closet. I’m a sucker for anything that looks like you could wear it swooning on the stormy sea-cliffs, and this certainly fits the definition.

  48. The 1940s Swing Dress because it is more versatile than some for wearing for a modern look, and it’s cute! It’s a hard choice, though, because I love a lot of the patterns.

  49. Well, they are all so pretty and for that reason it’s difficult to decide on just one! I think it would have to be the Romantaic Era pattern collection so I can make the lovely blouse/jumper combination like the ones worn by Miss Molly Gibson in Wives & Daughters! I think dresses are oh so feminine and they really set us apart from the male species; wouldn’t you agree?

  50. I would love to win the 1940’s swing dress. I remember when I first started ‘finding’ sewing blogs online, Casey was doing a sew-a-long and I was so impressed. I love the online sewing community. It’s my number 1 resource for tips, help and support. You guys are awesome!

  51. I love both the 1940s โ€œSwingโ€ Dress and the 1914 Afternoon Dress. I’d love to have either one because they are both so beautiful!

  52. Ooh, tough call, but definitely either the Beatrix Jacket (to go with the skirt pattern I already have!) or the Elegant ladies’ closet ๐Ÿ™‚


  53. All the patterns are wonderful, but I know I would wear the 1940’s Swing dress the most. Besides, I love the details like the shape of the waistband and gathers on the bodice.

  54. I would love to win the 1914 Afternoon Dress, it’s elegant, modest, easy to nurse in! I have several reasons for wanting to win; 1. I’ve only ever won one giveaway in my life. 2. It would be a GREAT birthday present for me, my birthday is the 6th! 3. I love all Jennie’s Patterns and need some more items for my closet that I can nurse in!! Please let me be one of the lucky ones!! ๐Ÿ™‚

  55. There are so many patterns I wish I could have. I think I’d pick the Beatrix jacket…or the Beatrix shirtwaist…or the 1914 Edwardian dress.

  56. i would have to go with the titanic era dress, but only because i already own all her regency patterns AND the swing dress!

  57. LOVE LOVE LOVE 1909 โ€œBeatrixโ€ Jacket Pattern ๐Ÿ™‚ ๐Ÿ™‚ So cute! and its totally wearable for fall or spring depending on the color and fabric choice:)

  58. 1910 tea gown pattern is so lovely! I think it lends itself most to the use of fancy fabrics that I always yearn to buy but never have a suitable pattern for. ๐Ÿ™‚

  59. I adore the swing dress. I’ve just started to combine my love of vintage with my love of sewing and it is EXACTLY the pattern I have been looking for!

  60. I think I’d have to choose the 1914 Afternoon dress – I love the swing dress but I’m in the mood for something different!

  61. If its not too late..I’d love the elegant ladies closet pattern as I’m *finally* going to jane austen festival in bath this year and want to make the wrapover dress.

  62. I’m not sure it’s not too late but I’ll try to join… I’d love to try the 1910s Tea Gown Pattern. It looks very romantic. And I think it should be possible to keep the top part and change the bottom for a more casual look for every day.
    Thank you for this giveaway!

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