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Before the Automobile: 1660's dress

I have always had a fondness for Dutch paintings from the and the My favorite is Ter Borch, but Gabriël Metsu has painted my .

American Duchess: The Silver Ghost Francaise - Progress

Pinked and ruched, then "candy wrapper" around tulle puffs

Historical costuming and vintage sewing projects, with dress diaries and research on period dress from the 16th to the 20th century.

Historical costuming and vintage sewing projects, with dress diaries and research on period dress from the to the century.

Rococo Atelier

Rococo Atelier

American Duchess: V150: A "Tudor Tailor" Kirtle in Progress

Historical costuming and vintage sewing projects, with dress diaries and research on period dress from the to the century.

American Duchess: V189: Beginning a Robe a l'Anglaise a la Polonaise

Historical costuming and vintage sewing projects, with dress diaries and research on period dress from the to the century.

18th century pierrot jacket

century pierrot jacket by American Duchess.

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American Duchess: 1780s Half-Boned Stays- curving seams

Historical costuming and vintage sewing projects, with dress diaries and research on period dress from the to the century.

Ecru linen ladies whalebone stay dating to the last half of the 18thc. Finely sewn tracks with the whalebone insertion giving the silouhette a barrel front form, with leather trimmings. Back lacings and lined in linen. Measures 28" across mid section lying flat, stand 14" at the back and 12" in front. Ebay: heartnsoul1 Carolyn Forbes Textiles

Ecru linen ladies whalebone stay dating to the last half of the Finely sewn tracks with the whalebone insertion giving the silouhette a barrel front form, with leather trimmings. Back lacings and lined in linen.

Rococo Atelier

The transitional stays are finished now, along with a new regency chemise, and I'm now eagerly waiting for a chance to photograph them.

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