Tuesday, April 19, 2011

silk bonnet 1840

1840's Black Striped Silk and Pink Quilted Silk Soft Bonnet with Original Attached Red Hair Curls!! http://www.antiquedress.com

Monday, April 18, 2011

corselette 1860

This was also hand-stitched by a great seamstress from the mid-1800s. Four bones. Closes in the front with tiny hooks/eyes and then there are two original tassels finishing off the piece. Lovely! You have to imagine this piece worn over a very blousy blouse with huge balloon sleeves and wide circular skirt. http://www.antiquedress.com

V&A fashion prints


Robert Dighton

Just found out that the V&A has some amazing fashion prints!!!! link

Saturday, April 16, 2011

caraco 1760


link I love the caraco..looking online i found this website from Katarina. Se gives u a lot of information, about fabric use, patterns, excamples,


Thursday, April 14, 2011

breeches 1750

Breeches: Breeches can be made of wool, linen or leather. Breaches of the 1770's had a "fall front" or a flap in the front, which buttons near the waistline, covered by the waistcoat. An earlier style was the "fly front", which buttoned up in the middle of the front and would have been hidden by the longer waistcoats of the 1750 - 60's. The legs end about one or two inches below the knee and close with five horn, wooden, or white metal buttons or four buttons and either a buckle or drawstring. Breeches should be well fitted, rather than tight in the legs and waist with an excess in the seat. Leather breeches were very popular in New Jersey; made of buckskin by the working classes for durability http://www.outwatersmilitia.com/clothing.html

Saturday, April 9, 2011

nazgul costume

I made this costume for my son Nick..it's Nazgul from the Lord of the rings