Showing posts from January, 2011

18th c. Shoes: The Evolution of Our Heels

Jan 31, 2011 17 comments

I have been itching to update you with how things are going on the prototyping of the new American Duchess 18th century shoes.  I haven'...

My First Pet ... en l'Air - Toiling Around.

Jan 28, 2011 16 comments

For some reason I decided a little while ago that I actually like Pet en l'Air jackets.  I never cared much for them before, but I suppo...

18th c. Shoes: Why Silk Fabric and not Leather?

Jan 26, 2011 20 comments

For those of you following along with the American Duchess 18th c. shoes that are currently being developed, you may be wondering why I'...

Regency Wardrobe Planning for the Jane Austen Festival, July 2011

Jan 25, 2011 12 comments

My but don't I have a lot of work to do.  My best friend Maggie moved to Tennessee this past December, and has already been enjoying t...

Extant 18th c. Stays from the Marjorie Russell Clothing and Textile Museum, Nevada

Jan 24, 2011 15 comments

A little while ago I attended a fascinating lecture on underwear through the ages, presented by Jan the Costume Anthropologist at the Marjor...

Porcelain Dogs, Silver Pheasants, Salt & Peppers - Vintage Lovelies New in the Boutique

Jan 23, 2011 0 comments

I went antiquing today, and came back with a few lovely things I'd like to share with you.  These are all listed in the American Duchess...

Costumers and Costume Bloggers: Abby Needs Your Help!

Jan 20, 2011 2 comments

Abby from Stay-ing Alive would love your help in filling out a survey about costuming, blogging, and costume blogging.  It's an in-dept...

Magazine Treasures of 1916

Jan 18, 2011 14 comments

Recently I lucked into the acquisition of real honest-to-goodness primary source material, courtesy of an old friend of mine from high schoo...

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