Showing posts from June, 2019

The Isabella Mactavish Fraser Project - Prep Work!

Jun 27, 2019 4 comments

Working on our mockup dress in wool flannel, carefully studying photos of the original 1785 Isabella gown. Today Abby and I are in Scotl...

#ADBeauty - 18th Century Hats, Caps, Bonnets, and Accessories

Jun 24, 2019 5 comments

Jasmine wearing her Therese hood, a very simple early 1780s accessory It is my belief that one can never have too many 18th century acce...

1780 - 1781 Glasgow Polonaise Sacque Jacket Progress

Jun 20, 2019 1 comments

1780 - 1781 Polonaise sacque jacket almost done! I love the back, even if it has double the fabric in it that it really needs. Alllmmmoo...

#ADBeauty - 8 Authentic 18th Century Hairstyles!

Jun 17, 2019 2 comments

Big Hair? Yes you can! Possibly the post you've been truly waiting for, today I'm going to give you some previews of the hairsty...

Resplendent in 1835 - A Photoshoot

Jun 13, 2019 3 comments

Nicole Rudolph in her c. 1835 ensemble. OK, so it's pretty obvious I'm obsessed with the 1830s now (though I will never stop l...

#ADBeauty - 18th Century Cosmetics and Hair Care Products

Jun 10, 2019 2 comments

Cynthia applied 18th century rouge in The American Duchess Guide to 18th Century Beauty. "The American Duchess Guide to 18th Cent...

#SewingIsHard - 1830s Bodice Video

Jun 6, 2019 0 comments

It's time for another episode of #SewingIsHard ! This time we're covering 1830s bodices, with some behind-the-scenes tips, tricks...

Introducing "The American Duchess Guide to 18th Century Beauty"

Jun 3, 2019 0 comments

We're official one month away from the release of our second book, " The American Duchess Guide to 18th Century Beauty " ! ...

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