18th century waistcoat.  And how to embroider one.

Embroidering an 18th Century Waistcoat

18th century garters

The girl let out a giggle as her skirts fell to the floor. They crumpled about her feet in a heap and Jack simply grinned. “Darling stockings you have there.” Yet again she let out a squeal, eagerly grasping at the silken garters with trembling hands.

working woman's outfit.  Note the shorter petticoat

This is a brown/orange petticoat. She has a bonnet on her head and under her petticoat is a white apron and has a skirt on.

glamorous. fabulous. charming. fun. flirty. elegant. exciting. delicate. whimsical. wonderful....

Fashion Century ball gown dress ensemble costume circa from Made from very fine silk, lace and trim with embroidered small flower floral pattern in off white woven into the pale blue background. Hat decorated with millinery flower.

18th century servants prepare a meal. Nice domestic details too.

18th Century Cookery Books and the British Housewife

Before the Automobile: 18th century clothing

made by The Aristocat, a Finnish woman, self-taught amateur seamstress, making historical clothing, focusing on the and the century

As far as I can tell, these are the most historically accurate, well-fitted reproduction undergarments that I have ever seen.  Clearly, this woman is a genius.  And a perfectionist.  Emphasis on the genius.  Before the Automobile: 1780's stays

My favorite surviving century stays can be found in the Victoria & Albert museums collections. As my previous stays were starting to s.

Detail of costumes designed by Michael O’Connor for The Duchess (2008). Images courtesy of fripperiesandfobs

Detail of late Century Georgian costumes by award winning designer Michael O'Connor for 'The Duchess', - images courtesy of fripperiesandfobs

18th century bodice (view on the inside and the lining/boning), American or European, made of silk, The Metropolitan Museum of Art C.I.39.13.215

century bodice (view on the inside and the lining/boning), American or European, made of silk, The Metropolitan Museum of Art

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