Thursday, July 22, 2010

Jane Austen Tour | Marianne Dashwood Costume

Feelin' Feminine is hosting a Jane Austen tour (like my AOGG fashion week) and I will be joining in for a few days. =)

The first thing I will be sharing is my Marianne Dashwood outfit, that I copied from the 1995 version of Sense & Sensibility


I recreated this outfit of Marianne Dashwood back in 2008, for a trip to Williamsburg, VA. I only had one problem. I forgot to add sleeves to the pelisse! But it's OK, as it still works with out the sleeves. =) 


Patterns I used:
Elegant Ladies Closet Pattern - (Click here to view more details)
Regency Spencer Pelisse Pattern - (Click here to view more details)  - I changed the design of the Pelisse to match the one in the movie, Sense & Sensibility (1995).


White strip voile for the dress and yellow broadcloth for the pelisse.

::My Version::

Now, these pictures are my Senior pictures. Which explanations how my hair suddenly got so long, and why I have different glasses on. =)

These pictures are definitely some of my favorite pictures. And don't you just the house in the background?!? A bunch of girls call it Pemberly, and we wish could live there. =)



  1. BEAUTIFUL pictures!! I love your Marianne outfit; I've been wanting to make one like it too!

    That house is gorgeous, in the background. Where is it?

  2. Elinor - The house is at the Indiana Museum of Art. And you can take a tour of inside the house. But I have never done that yet, even though I think it is free. =)

  3. Oh, how lovely!! You look gorgeous, dear! The dress is exquisite!
    Through Christ,

  4. Gorgeous dress...wish I could sew one like that myself!

  5. Lovely pictures! The Marianne dress & pelisse turned out very nicely! Great job. :)

  6. I loved Jane Austen and I love that version of "Sense and Sensibility" that you mentioned. I've also seen the PBS version that came out last year I think...also very good..but I just love this period style of clothing. I'd probably dress like that more often if I fact, why not? Hmm...inspiration for a lovely dress for church maybe?
    I'll check out that link you posted. I love the regency era, too...andyour sewing skills are amazing. May I ask who taught you how to sew? My mother sewed a lot and she was a fantastic seamstress. She made me these dresses for school...that I didn't like then, but love now..that look like the ones that the schoolgirls wear in Anne of Green Gables..pinefores I think they're called..but she never taught me how to sew. I learn that in 7th grade Home Economics class. In any case, I love what you're's wonderful and refreshing!!
    Your senior photos are very beautiful,too!!! Good job...and thank the person who took the photos, too!!! I liked the one with the "Pemberly" house in the background :) :) :) Thanks for sharing these Ashley. Love and hugs from Oregon, Heather :)

  7. Thank you everyone!

    Heather - I love both versions of S&S. =) And guess what? I have worn this dress to church on Sundays.

    Well, my mom taught me the basics of how to use a sewing machine when I was 8. But she didn't know how to sew clothes, I had to teach myself. So when I was 15, I decided that I was going to learn how to sew clothing. And I did so by reading lots of books, browsing through tons of websites, and a wonderful sewing forum. After I learned how to sew clothing, I taught my mom and sisters. =)

  8. How pretty! I REALLY want to sew something now! ( And visit Willamsburg!)



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