The 1830’s were an interesting time for fashion. The beginning of the decade saw enormous puffed sleeves on ladies’ dresses, high waists on men’s trousers and ladies’ dresses. Ladies hair was piled high on top of their heads. Ladies Cabinet of Fashion, 1837 By 1837 these wild fashion trends had begun to calm down. As… Continue reading Fashion in 1837 Great Britain
What’s the first step in creating a dress? No, it’s not picking out fabric or finding the perfect pattern. It’s research! Especially when you are creating a historical ensemble. For my research I have several books I go to (I will do a blog post about them later) and Pinterest. Pinterest is wonderful! If you… Continue reading Regency Era Ballgown Ensemble
On Thursday, I decided I wanted a new dress to wear to the fashion show Saturday morning...here is a post about my Italian Gown that was made in less than 48 hours.
On March 17th, I got to present 7 dresses that I had made for reenactments, living history programs, and theatrical performances at the Historical Fashion Show at Stately Oaks. There was a wonderful variety of dresses presented. I was one of three historical costumers showing their work along with many other individuals who were showing… Continue reading Historical Fashion Show At Stately Oaks
An unexpected snow fall, “A Christmas Carol”, and antique Currier and Ives, an were the inspiration that fueled this photo shoot.