Showing posts from October, 2013

LACMA Sacque-ma: Beginning the Robe

Oct 28, 2013 22 comments

I've finally started in earnest on the LACMA Sacque-ma. For a reminder, because it's been too long since I posted about this, here&#...

Romantic Era Gowns - c. 1820s-1830s

Oct 26, 2013 35 comments

I have a bit of an itch to make something late 1820s, 1830s.  Crazy, I know.  Crazy GIGOT SLEEVES! Crazy! But...but...some are quite prett...

Costume Clear-Out on Etsy

Oct 25, 2013 3 comments

Right, here we go.  I've spent today photographing and listing a bunch of my old creations on Etsy .  Here they are.  Click the photo to...

Turning Over A New (Silk) Leaf

Oct 24, 2013 17 comments

This 17th c. gown is one I'd like to re-make, in silk satin, so I'm going to sell this version on Every once in awhile there com...

Green Gowns of the 18th Century

Oct 17, 2013 14 comments

I have a house full of people here for The Wedding , so forgive me for being quite absent. It's all a bit mad here! So in honor of the...

The Angel Wing Bum, 1785

Oct 15, 2013 10 comments

Save for one tiny bit of stomacher fabric, my wedding gown is DONE! *happy dance* Last week, when sorting out hems and skirt volumes, I de...

Astoria! Astoria!

Oct 14, 2013 3 comments

Somewhere along the way a rumor developed that "Astoria," our most popular shoe, like, ever, was being discontinued. Well I...

Important Announcement from American Duchess Historical Footwear

Oct 11, 2013 5 comments

Okay, lads and ladies, it's time for me to put my business hat on and make a very important announcement. On Monday, October 14th, ...

My October Wedding Inspiration

Oct 9, 2013 21 comments

Via In ten days is my wedding.  The dress is nearing completion.  The florist, the caterer, the photographers, the decor, all of that is...

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