Showing posts from October, 2011

Madame X at Halloween Gaskells Victorian Ball

Oct 31, 2011 8 comments

This weekend I went to visit friends and dance the night away at Gaskells, one of the most epic Victorian dance events in the West.  I to...

Shoe-How-To of the Week: Pretty Pretty Pink Princess Shoes

Oct 26, 2011 14 comments

One of the coolest things about the Devonshire leather 18th century shoes is that you can paint them and decorate them easily, using le...

Shoe Shop Discounts - Opinion Please!

Oct 25, 2011 0 comments

I love coupons, discounts, sales, and promotion, don't you?  We here at the Shoe Shop HQ are trying to decide which you would prefer.  ...

A 1908 Evening Gown, Beginnings

Oct 24, 2011 12 comments

A little while ago I decided to try a gown from a period I love but have never sewn for, the Edwardian Era.  I flipped through my "Co...

What Makes a Historically Accurate Regency Shoe?

Oct 17, 2011 17 comments

The Met:  1790-1810. Before I got into making historical shoes for costumers and reenactors, I spent a lot of time looking for modern sho...

FREE SHIPPING on Shoes and Etsy Goodies!

Oct 14, 2011 1 comments

To celebrate the American Duchess facebook fan page collecting 2,000 followers , we're offering FREE Domestic Shipping on, well, EVERYT...

Regency Shoes Pricing Poll - Please Vote!

Oct 13, 2011 13 comments

Extant Regency shoes, used as reference for the Pemberlies. I have a very important question to ask you, or rather a very important choic...

1790s Wrap-Front Gown ... Finally Again

Oct 12, 2011 4 comments

You know those projects that get postponed, only to pop back into your life and demand to be finished?  This 1790s voile gown is one of them...

An Interview with Hallie Larkin, At the Sign of the Golden Scissors

Oct 10, 2011 5 comments

A gown by Hallie, on display with the Southcoast Historical Associates Today's interview, and indeed our first interview here at Ame...

Duchie Awards for Excellence in Historical Costuming and Bloggery

Oct 9, 2011 3 comments

I would like to give an award to my favorite three costume blogs right now, which is actually a really hard thing to do because I follow at...

Fashion Face-Off: Regency vs. 1960s

Oct 6, 2011 7 comments

We all know history (and fashion) repeats itself, and designers of the past were as inspired to borrow from previous decades and centuries j...

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