Category Archives: 18thc

A cheats costume guide ,how to make a Marie Antionette ,Georgian ,18thc ,colonial gown ,jacket or outfit

A quick guide to making  an 18thc outfit.All you will need  to make any of the 18thc outfits shown is a needle ,thread, cellotape scissors,something to make small holes with for the lacing cord . This is quite a long … Continue reading

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The cheats guide to making a very easy Regency Spencer (short jacket )

How to make a Regency Spencer  There are two options for making a Spencer Jacket, for most jackets the easiest ,quickest and most effective is to find a suitable full length modern jacket and cut it down ,both the one … Continue reading

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The cheats costume guide ,A very easy and quick Regency bonnet or hat

I thought I would add a short post on how to make a Regency hat .The hat can also be made into a bonnet though I have only worn this as a  semi Tricorn hat.It will take around an hour … Continue reading

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How to make a Jane Austen era,18thc ,Regency gown ,a cheats guide ,for people who dont like sewing

Heres a very quick cheats guide to making a Regency era gown ,its the easiest way and needs nothing but a needle and thread ,some ribbon or cord and an hour or so . There’s also some very brief background … Continue reading

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Ever after Regency gown

My costuming swan song ,this is probably the last dress ever to be hand sewn by me https://www.etsy.com/uk/listing/182342373/wonderful-regency-ever-after-gown-neo?ref=listing-shop-header-0 ,I have long-planned an “Ever After ” Breath gown” I eventually found a vintage Lengha ,which is an Asian wedding gown or outfit … Continue reading

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Please Mr Darcy

We have been privileged to have one of our photos used by Author Susan Mason- Milks for  the cover of her forthcoming book. a sneak preview  of both the work and cover can be seen here,, http://austenauthors.net/please-mr-darcy-cover-reveal-susan-mason-milks/smm-pmd-postcard-cover-240w

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The18thc costumes images resource

As there’s currently no 18thc  image page on the blog here’s a brief overview of my 18thc costumes The first is a very early style Sacque back or Robe a la francais ,this has less decoration and is fuller than … Continue reading

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How to put victorian or replica victorian clothing on

Just a very quick post on dressing in period costume as WGW is coming up and Haworths going steam punk in Nov The most important thing is highlighted in the Goth day public service announcement First some donts If your … Continue reading

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Lucy Locket lost her Pocket,,A short look at a forgotton treasure

(http://www.mfa.org/collections/object/pocket-112116) The almost forgotten rhyme “Lucy locket lost her pocket ,Kitty fisher found it ,not a penny was there in it but the binding round it ” Is the only remaining record in popular culture of a little known yet … Continue reading

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Undressing Miss Earnshaw

A short post to illustrate  the use of clothing to  help  alienate Kathy and Heathcliff in  wuthering heights .In contrast to Charlotte who often describes clothing to delineate character or class or act as a contrast to the characters social … Continue reading

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