Showing posts from January, 2012

V31: Book Review: "18th Century Embroidery Techniques" by Gail Marsh

Jan 31, 2012 13 comments

18th Century Embroidery Techniques Gail Marsh (c) 2006 by Gail Marsh ISBN 978-1-86108-476-7 There comes a time in every 18th century c...

V30: An Embroidered Apron - My First Williamsburg Piece

Jan 30, 2012 11 comments

I was pleased to receive my vintage embroidered panel in the mail the other day, but it needed some tweaks. Firstly, it was dirty and smel...

V29: Fabrics for Colonial Williamsburg...Again.

Jan 29, 2012 11 comments

Oh, the best laid plans of seamstresses.... I went shopping for fabrics today and came across the perfect stripe silk for my future Colon...

V28: Preparing for Presentations on Historical Accessories

Jan 28, 2012 10 comments

I'm quite excited to tell you that I have been asked to give a talk on historical hats at the Churchill County Museum in Fallon, NV, in...

V27: French Shoes of a Various Assortment

Jan 27, 2012 10 comments

I pinned this great shoe illustration on Pinterest, via Athena.  It is from the NYPL Digital Gallery. What I love about this image is th...

V26: 18th Century Panniers - examples and ideas

Jan 26, 2012 15 comments

Trouvais.com I've been thinking about panniers lately.  Pocket hoops.  Hip padding. For an upper class impression, it looks like a ...

V25: More Fabric Stamp News, and Astoria Pre-Sale Update

Jan 25, 2012 11 comments

Hi Ladies and Laddies,   After posting about the fabric stamps yesterday, they arrived in the mail, and I immediately played with them to s...

V24: Block Printing 18th Century Fabric - Preparations

Jan 24, 2012 19 comments

After much deliberation and many very helpful comments, I revised my Colonial Williamsburg mix n' match plans: Now the two jackets wil...

V23: 18th Century Accessories - Embroidered Aprons

Jan 23, 2012 15 comments

Lewis Walpole Library Despite working on a 1912 Titanic gown currently, and having several other projects lined up before I need to start...

V22: More 19teens and Early 1920s Hairstyles {Videos!}

Jan 22, 2012 8 comments

I've been talking a lot about hair lately.  It seems to be the thing we have the most trouble with.  In the first post,   "Introduc...

V21: Vintage Bead Binge

Jan 21, 2012 7 comments

A belt, but also a headband, perhaps. I was thinking just the other night about where to find heavily beaded bandeau materials for my 191...

V20: A 1912 Hairstyle Tutorial - Gibson Tuck a la Hair Piece

Jan 20, 2012 12 comments

Hi!  Last week I posted about 1912 hairstyles, showing a handful of reference images to inspire some hair adventures. Then it was time to...

V18: Take the Victorian Button Boot Survey

Jan 18, 2012 15 comments

It's time for a little "focus group" research, to see what you ladies think about Victorian Button Boots. I've had a lo...

V17: What Real Women Wore in 1912

Jan 17, 2012 10 comments

I get so starry-eyed when I look at evening gowns and haute couture of the 19teens.  It's easy to forget that most women didn't wea...

V15: "Astoria" Shoe Pre-Order Now Open

Jan 16, 2012 2 comments

Okay, everything is ready.  You can now go and order your Astoria Edwardian Shoes: Order Astoria Edwardian Shoes Most of you know the de...

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