Three 1830s gowns in the collection of The Metropolitan Museum of Art You may be thinking, “Dickens Fair is in December, so long away!” and you would be right, but it never…
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Early Victorian Slippers (to Get Excited About)
Women’s slippers, c. 1850 – LACMA Today’s post is all about slippers worn c. 1820s – 1850s (so a little pre-Victorian). Surprisingly ladies shoes remained fairly unchanged during this time. Shoes were…
My First 1830s Dress – Complete!
I managed to finish something! It feels so good, considering the *pile* of started, half-finished, nearly-finished, and will-never-be-finished costume bits & bobs I have cluttering up my desk and all over my…
Options for 1830s Headgear
This coming weekend is the first time I’ll take the red 1830s dress out for a spin (assuming I :::cough::: finish it :::cough:::), and while I had grand plans to create a…
Adventures in the 1830s – For Real This Time
The Met, 1835 I’ve been wanting to make an 1830s dress for a long time now, but haven’t actually, y’know, done it. Until now. I can’t really account for how the sewing…