Monday, January 3, 2011

Review and Giveaway: Sense and Sensibility Girl's Pattern




If you are a seamstress, Sense and Sensibility Pattern company is a fun website to spend time at! I love seeing all the different pictures of the beautifully created dresses. Jennie Chancey began the company in 1996, and it quickly grew into an online business where she sells her patterns she has designed.

Sense and Sensibility patterns have a variety of patterns for six different time periods. You can go to the website and dream up all sorts of dresses to make out of each pattern. The pictures are beautiful on the site, and it will get you in the mood to sew! I like that all her patterns are modest and feminine.

I was sent the latest pattern that Jennie Chancey has come out with, the Girl's 1780's Portrait Dress Pattern. It is so sweet! The pattern was inspired after beautiful portraits from the time period.


I wanted to sew both of my girls matching dresses, but only got my 2 year old girl's dress done for Christmas. I don't think my 12 month old will mind. :-) I have been trying to get a picture of her in it for a while, but I can't seem to get it taken!

The pattern was not that difficult to sew. I did have to rip out on part of the bodice, as it was a little confusing as to which direction it should go. But once I studied it out a little bit more I was able to figure it out. I wouldn't rate this pattern for a beginner, I would get a simple skirt and jumper learned, and then tackle this pattern next. The only other problem I have is that it gapes a little in the front when she bends over, so I'm just going to have her wear an undershirt. Next time I will make the view with the elastic, which will solve the gaping neckline. I think that it is the style of the time period, and not the pattern itself that causes the gaping.




Jennie Chancey has also designed the woman's pattern to match the girls! It looks so pretty. Currently the woman's pattern is only available through Vision Forum.

Win It!

Sense and Sensibility has offered to giveaway 2 e-patterns of the girls pattern! To enter, go to the website and tell me what your favorite pattern is besides the 1780's one.


EXTRA ENTRIES!


You can do any of these things for an extra entry. Make sure to leave a separate comment for EACH thing you do. Please leave a way to contact you if you win. If you currently follow in one of these ways, that still counts as an extra entry, even if you did it a while ago. Just make sure you are still following in that way (i.e via email, facebook, etc.).


1. Follow Sense and Sensibility of Facebook.


2. Subscribe to our blog via email.

3. Follow us on our blog using Google Friend connect!


4. Follow us on Facebook and leave a comment letting us know.


5. Share about this giveaway on your Facebook page, and leave a comment with the link.-earn 2 entries!


6. Follow us on Twitter and leave a comment letting us know you follow!


7. Blog about this giveaway and leave the link.-2 extra entries (leave two comments saying you did this).


8. Place our NEW Modest Mom button on your blog (please replace the old one you might have) and earn TWO extra entries for doing so!


This giveaway will end Monday, January 10th at midnight, and a winner will be posted the following morning. We will notify the winner and they will have 36 hours to respond! Open to US Only.


This was not a paid post and my honest opinions were used. The opinions are solely my own. Thank you to Sense and Sensibility Patterns who supplied the product for the review and giveaway.


I know how busy life can get! If you don't want to miss other great giveaways, consider following the blog through email, or google friend connect so you won't miss out!

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85 Comments:

At January 3, 2011 at 4:07 PM , Blogger ArtsyMaid said...

I LOVE the Regency Pantaloon and Pinafore pattern, so cute!

 
At January 3, 2011 at 4:10 PM , Blogger EllaJac said...

I love their stuff, though I've yet to buy anything. I like the Romantic Era dress, among others!

 
At January 3, 2011 at 4:11 PM , Blogger EllaJac said...

I follow you on fb (hence, I saw this post!).

 
At January 3, 2011 at 4:11 PM , Blogger EllaJac said...

I subscribe via email ellajac @ hotmail

 
At January 3, 2011 at 4:13 PM , Blogger EllaJac said...

following S&S on fb!

 
At January 3, 2011 at 4:27 PM , Blogger Ashley Nicole said...

I love the Elegant Ladies Closet Pattern!

~Ashley

 
At January 3, 2011 at 4:27 PM , Blogger Ashley Nicole said...

I follow you through GFC.

~Ashley
Bramblewood Fashion: Modest Fashion

 
At January 3, 2011 at 5:16 PM , Blogger Jen5253 said...

Oooh! I love the Beatrix 1909 skirt pattern! I LOVE skirts like that and have been wanting to get a pattern to make my own!

 
At January 3, 2011 at 5:17 PM , Blogger Jen5253 said...

I'm now following S&S on Facebook!

 
At January 3, 2011 at 5:18 PM , Blogger Jen5253 said...

I already subscribe to your blog posts through email!

 
At January 3, 2011 at 5:18 PM , Blogger Jen5253 said...

I also already follow you on Facebook!

 
At January 3, 2011 at 6:07 PM , Blogger ArtsyMaid said...

Follow on FB!

 
At January 3, 2011 at 8:07 PM , Blogger Jenn said...

Oh... their patterns are so sweet!! I love them all- especially the Girls’ Romantic Era Dress Pattern.

Thanks for the great giveaway!!

 
At January 3, 2011 at 8:08 PM , Blogger Jenn said...

I "like" Sense and Sensibility on Facebook.

 
At January 3, 2011 at 8:09 PM , Blogger Jenn said...

I am an email subscriber!! :)

 
At January 3, 2011 at 8:10 PM , Blogger Jenn said...

I already follow you on Facebook! :)

 
At January 3, 2011 at 8:10 PM , Blogger Jenn said...

I am a twitter follower- @OneHouseSchool

Thanks!! :)

 
At January 3, 2011 at 8:11 PM , Blogger Jenn said...

I have your button on my blog sidebar. (Entry 1)

Thanks!! :)

 
At January 3, 2011 at 8:11 PM , Blogger Jenn said...

I have your button on my blog sidebar (Entry 2)

Thanks again!! :)

 
At January 4, 2011 at 3:54 AM , Blogger Barefooted Mama said...

i'm loving the regency Underthings Pattern.

 
At January 4, 2011 at 3:54 AM , Blogger Barefooted Mama said...

follow you on google connect

 
At January 4, 2011 at 9:14 AM , Anonymous Anonymous said...

I just love the paterns.. They are so pretty.. I love to sew.. My favorite is to quilt..
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At January 4, 2011 at 11:45 AM , Blogger Liana said...

I love all of them but I think I would use the Beatrix skirt the most.
liana dot pace at gmail dot com

 
At January 4, 2011 at 11:46 AM , Blogger Liana said...

I am following Sense and Sensibility on fb.

 
At January 4, 2011 at 11:46 AM , Blogger Liana said...

I am already subscribed to your blog on email.

 
At January 4, 2011 at 11:47 AM , Blogger Liana said...

I already follow you on fb.

 
At January 4, 2011 at 11:52 AM , Blogger Liana said...

I shared about the giveaway on facebook!
http://www.facebook.com/home.php#!/lianapiano

 
At January 4, 2011 at 11:59 AM , Anonymous Nanci said...

I subscribe to your blog...sorry I don't do Facebook or Twitter and I don't have a blog so I can't do those things

 
At January 4, 2011 at 12:00 PM , Blogger Liana said...

I have your button on my blog.

 
At January 4, 2011 at 12:09 PM , Blogger Liana said...

Second entry for sharing on facebook.

 
At January 4, 2011 at 12:10 PM , Blogger Liana said...

Second entry for posting new button on my blog
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At January 4, 2011 at 1:37 PM , Anonymous Debbie S. said...

I like the 1914 Afternoon Dress and the Ladies Edwardian apron.

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At January 4, 2011 at 1:38 PM , Anonymous Debbie S. said...

I am a subscriber of your blog on email.

Thanks!

 
At January 4, 2011 at 4:20 PM , Blogger Jennifer said...

I love the Beatrix skirt one the best right now, though oh I wish I was millionaire - I'd buy every single one of her patterns!

 
At January 4, 2011 at 4:22 PM , Blogger Jennifer said...

followed on facebook!

 
At January 4, 2011 at 4:23 PM , Blogger Jennifer said...

subscribed via email

 
At January 4, 2011 at 4:30 PM , Blogger Jennifer said...

blogged about it! :) http://ourpeculiarlives.blogspot(dot)com/2011/01/great-pattern-giveaway.html

 
At January 4, 2011 at 4:32 PM , Blogger Jennifer said...

Put your button on my blog! :) www.ourpeculiarlives.blogspot(dot)com

 
At January 4, 2011 at 4:32 PM , Blogger Jennifer said...

Placed button on blog entry 2

 
At January 4, 2011 at 4:33 PM , Blogger Jennifer said...

blogged about it entry 2

 
At January 4, 2011 at 8:04 PM , Blogger itsme said...

the beatrix skirt and jacket!

 
At January 4, 2011 at 8:05 PM , Blogger itsme said...

email subsriber

 
At January 4, 2011 at 8:06 PM , Blogger itsme said...

follow your blog

 
At January 4, 2011 at 8:07 PM , Blogger itsme said...

twitter follow you

 
At January 5, 2011 at 4:50 PM , Blogger Cynthia said...

I love all of the girls patterns, but especially the regency ones. Thank you for this giveaway!

 
At January 5, 2011 at 4:51 PM , Blogger Cynthia said...

I'm a google subscriber.

 
At January 5, 2011 at 4:53 PM , Blogger Cynthia said...

I'm an e-mail subscriber.

 
At January 5, 2011 at 9:30 PM , Anonymous Sharon said...

What a lovely site. I think the Girls’ Edwardian Apron Pattern is so practical. Thanks for sponsoring this give-away

 
At January 5, 2011 at 11:17 PM , Blogger Stephanie said...

I "Like" Sense and Sensibility on FB!

 
At January 5, 2011 at 11:17 PM , Blogger Stephanie said...

I already follow your blog using Google friend connect!

 
At January 5, 2011 at 11:19 PM , Blogger Stephanie said...

I subscribed to your blog via email...

 
At January 5, 2011 at 11:19 PM , Blogger Stephanie said...

I "Like" you on FB!

 
At January 5, 2011 at 11:20 PM , Blogger Stephanie said...

I'm placing your blog button on my blog

 
At January 5, 2011 at 11:20 PM , Blogger Stephanie said...

#2 I'm placing your blog button on my blog

 
At January 5, 2011 at 11:26 PM , Blogger Stephanie said...

I shared this giveaway on FB

 
At January 5, 2011 at 11:27 PM , Blogger Stephanie said...

I left a comment on the link that I shared on FB

 
At January 5, 2011 at 11:28 PM , Blogger Stephanie said...

I am blogging about your giveaway over at A Life Worth Living...

 
At January 5, 2011 at 11:29 PM , Blogger Stephanie said...

I blogged about your giveaway over on my blog - A Life Worth Living (1st extra entry)

 
At January 5, 2011 at 11:33 PM , Blogger Stephanie said...

Here is the blog address where I blogged about this giveaway!

A Life Worth Living at: ardiemus-ardsgrrrl.blogspot.com

 
At January 5, 2011 at 11:37 PM , Blogger Stephanie said...

Caroline -

Blogger is acting up right now and will not publish my post... I just keep getting the little swirly sign... I will try to publish the post again in the morning!

Blessings

 
At January 6, 2011 at 8:24 PM , Blogger Dawn said...

My favorite is the Regency pattern.

 
At January 7, 2011 at 2:24 PM , Anonymous Anonymous said...

I am following S&S on facebook now :)

Stacy E.

 
At January 7, 2011 at 2:25 PM , Anonymous Anonymous said...

following via google friend connect!

Stacy E.

 
At January 7, 2011 at 2:33 PM , Anonymous Anonymous said...

following Modest Mom on FB too :)

Stacy E.

 
At January 7, 2011 at 2:49 PM , Anonymous Anonymous said...

our favorite pattern on S&S is the Regency Gown. We hope to buy it soon.

Stacy E.

 
At January 7, 2011 at 9:24 PM , Blogger Mama Chocolate said...

I really like this one:
http://sensibility.com/patterns/romantic-era-dress-pattern/
jccchocolate at gmail dot com

 
At January 7, 2011 at 9:25 PM , Blogger Mama Chocolate said...

I subscribed to your blog via email.
jccchocolate at gmail dot com

 
At January 7, 2011 at 9:26 PM , Blogger Mama Chocolate said...

I follow your blog using Google Friend connect!
jccchocolate at gmail dot com

 
At January 7, 2011 at 9:27 PM , Blogger Mama Chocolate said...

I follow you on Facebook as Johanna C.
jccchocolate at gmail dot com

 
At January 7, 2011 at 9:29 PM , Blogger Mama Chocolate said...

I posted on Facebook:
http://www.facebook.com/supremelyhappyjo/posts/143649612359638
jccchocolate at gmail dot com
Entry #1

 
At January 7, 2011 at 9:30 PM , Blogger Mama Chocolate said...

I posted on Facebook:
http://www.facebook.com/supremelyhappyjo/posts/143649612359638
jccchocolate at gmail dot com
Entry #2

 
At January 7, 2011 at 9:30 PM , Blogger Mama Chocolate said...

I follow you on Twitter @ChoresChocolate
jccchocolate at gmail dot com

 
At January 7, 2011 at 9:31 PM , Blogger Mama Chocolate said...

I follow Sense & Sensibility on FB as Johanna C.
jccchocolate at gmail dot com

 
At January 7, 2011 at 9:38 PM , Blogger Mama Chocolate said...

I blogged!
http://johannasgiveaways.blogspot.com/2011/01/sense-sensibility-girls-pattern-110.html
jccchocolate at gmail dot com
Entry #1

 
At January 7, 2011 at 9:38 PM , Blogger Mama Chocolate said...

I blogged!
http://johannasgiveaways.blogspot.com/2011/01/sense-sensibility-girls-pattern-110.html
jccchocolate at gmail dot com
Entry #2

 
At January 7, 2011 at 9:54 PM , Blogger Mama Chocolate said...

I have your new button on my blog on the right-hand sidebar of the homepage:
http://johannasgiveaways.blogspot.com
jccchocolate at gmail dot com
Entry #1

 
At January 7, 2011 at 9:54 PM , Blogger Mama Chocolate said...

I have your new button on my blog on the right-hand sidebar of the homepage:
http://johannasgiveaways.blogspot.com
jccchocolate at gmail dot com
Entry #2

 
At January 10, 2011 at 9:45 AM , Blogger Katy said...

I like the Romantic Era Dress Pattern!

 
At January 10, 2011 at 9:45 AM , Blogger Katy said...

I follow Modest Mom on Facebook.

 
At January 10, 2011 at 9:47 AM , Blogger Katy said...

I follow Modest Mom on Twitter. @presprizes

 
At January 10, 2011 at 11:44 AM , Blogger Lisa said...

I love the child's dress and the toille they chose for the material. Beautiful! Ashley looked at it and begged me to make her one just like it. Hope to win the pattern so I can make it for her. I also like the jumper pattern.

 
At January 10, 2011 at 11:45 AM , Blogger Lisa said...

I follow you on Facebook!

 
At January 10, 2011 at 6:23 PM , Anonymous Avalon De Witt said...

I like the girls' Edwardian Apron Pattern.
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At January 10, 2011 at 6:24 PM , Anonymous Avalon De Witt said...

I am now following Sense & Sensibility on Facebook.
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At January 10, 2011 at 6:37 PM , Anonymous Avalon De Witt said...

I shared on Facebook. facebook.com/avalon.dewitt
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