Showing posts from 2015

An 1880s Wool Ensemble - Beginnings

Dec 28, 2015 10 comments

Last week I shared with you the beautiful "Russian Seasons" coat from , paired with an 1880s wool skirt I threw t...

How to Use a Victorian Button Hook - Video!

Dec 24, 2015 5 comments

Those of you who costume for mid-Victorian through Great War will be familiar with side-buttoning boots. They're iconic and beautiful, b...

An Early 1880s "Anna Karenina" Winter Outfit via

Dec 21, 2015 27 comments

I have a slightly inexplicable love of Russian-inspired Victorian and Edwardian clothing. The cold weather rolls around and I just feel...

Spotlight on Tango Boots - Video!

Dec 18, 2015 7 comments

I made a video! I know that doesn't seem like a big deal in today's hugely visual world, but I worked *all day* on this and I...

American Duchess Historical Stocking Stuffers

Dec 16, 2015 1 comments

Christmas draws nigh (squee!), and you may be thinking of some last minute gift ideas....or seeding certain folks with last minute gift ide...

The Historical Costumer's Holiday Book List

Dec 14, 2015 5 comments

I don't know about you, but about 90% of what's on my Christmas list this year is books on historical costuming. We in the community...

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