Showing posts from May, 2019

LacedNYC - A New York Party to Remember

May 29, 2019 1 comments

The Bathtub Ginnys perform at LacedNYC Once upon a time, Abby and I went to New York to meet up with our favorite people - Cynthia of Re...

Introducing: The Isabella MacTavish Fraser Wedding Gown Project

May 24, 2019 6 comments

The famous Isabella MacTavish Fraser wedding gown c. 1785.  Photo by Ewen Weatherspoon . R eproduced with permission of Inverness Museum &...

Should You Always Wear a Bum Pad for 18th Century Dress?

May 21, 2019 10 comments

The split bum, perfect for 1776 - 1790s, worn with polonaise and Italian gowns. This is particularly effective for gowns with the skirts p...

Ikea Costuming 101 - Making Historical Gowns with Duvet Covers, Curtains, and Sheets

May 13, 2019 26 comments

The Italian Gown from "The American Duchess Guide to 18th Century Dressmaking" was made with one LJUSÖGA Queen size duvet cove...

1780-81 Glasgow Polo-Sacque Fiddling

May 7, 2019 1 comments

Progress! This past weekend I made a lot of good progress on my version of the 1780 - 1781 Polonaise-Sacque Jacket. I am always so very ...

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