Showing posts from February, 2014

Nankeen Regency Boots Giveaway!

Feb 25, 2014 10 comments

It's time for another awesome giveaway for a pair of American Duchess shoes - this time it's our "Nankeen" Regency Half-Bo...

Introducing and Celebrating Nankeen Regency Boots

Feb 21, 2014 5 comments

Today is the day for our latest historical shoe - "Nankeen" Regency Boots ! Nankeen boots were an early 19th century fabric ...

Re-Fit ALL the Things!

Feb 20, 2014 3 comments

The Met, 1774-93 - Evidence of a gown let out to accommodate wide shoulders. As you all know, in our sewing journeys, no matter the year...

Elizabethan Costume Modeling at Nevada Museum of Art

Feb 19, 2014 5 comments

This past weekend I modeled again for the painting class at the Nevada Museum of Art. It's quite an enjoyable experience, even thou...

Behind the Scenes at the Antoinette/Highbury Photoshoot

Feb 17, 2014 25 comments

Last week Chris and I worked on a new shoot for Antoinettes and Highbury. We wanted to create a ladies' boudoir space, similar to the in...

Happy Valentine's Day!

Feb 14, 2014 13 comments

...here's a pink dress... LACMA, 1830 It's a dress I'm madly in love with. It's the kind of painful sort of love that...

LACMA Sacque - Done! And I Love It!

Feb 10, 2014 31 comments

Sometimes it's really does pay off to just press through the rough patches and finish a costume, even if you hate every stitch along ...

Please Vote for the New February Shoe...

Feb 6, 2014 2 comments

It's that time again, dears! What shall be the next offering from AD? Up for consideration are: The new Georgiana Georgiana (e...

LACMA Sacque - The Home Stretch (Maybe?)

Feb 5, 2014 13 comments

I have been working on this gown on-and-off for, gosh, a year?  I'm ready for it to be done, but not willing to put in the effort to ...

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