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

The Italian Gown from "The American Duchess Guide to 18th Century Dressmaking" was made with one LJUSÖGA Queen size duvet cover from Ikea.Accurate printed cottons are very difficult to find. Usually the pattern is too dense and the colors are a bit...

Spring2019 - A New Pattern for Simplicity - 1790s Gown and Open Robe!

Ann Frankland Lewis - 1794. LACMAI'm excited to officially announce that we've developed another new historical dress pattern for Simplicity!Since first partnering with Simplicity several years ago I've learned so much about developing patterns for the...

The Eternal Sunshine of the 18th Century Gown

This year at Costume College it really was all very, very yellowThis year I kindof copped out at the Costume College Gala...but in a very Georgian way. I can't really say that I wore the same dress as I have done for two years previously - rather I wore...

The Green Goblin - 1790s Dress - For Real This Time

Nicole, me, and Samantha in our Regency gowns at Costume College 2018I promised finished-dress-worn photos of this little devil of a 1790s project, so here goes...I was quite pleased and surprised that this gown held together long enough to be worn at...

Jane Austen Festival, 2018

Maggie, Abby, and Nicole looking gorgeous at Jane Austen Festival, 2018Jane Austen Festival in Louisville, Kentucky, marks the center point of the year. This event always takes place in mid-July at Locust Grove, a wonderful 1790s house in a beautiful...

The Green Goblin: A 1790s Round Gown

The remainder....It's a few days before Jane Austen Festival in Louisville, Kentucky, and I've stitched the last stitch of a new gown for this year's event.And what a horror it is.I'm glad to be done. This gown started out so well (don't they all) but...

What Are Those Knobbles on 1790s Stays?

From "Corsets and Crinolines" by Norah Waugh - see those nobbles? What are those nobbles for? Read on... Have you ever wondered about those weird round knobbles and pads on late 1780s-1790s stays?What are they for?I have a theory...The first thought...

A call to arms, for Mary Wollstonecraft!

Mary Wollstonecraft (1759–97) was a pioneering figure in the fight for women’s equality. So why no statue? She was a remarkable woman: a devoted friend and sister, a traveller, a single mother, a philosopher and a writer. She had groundbreaking...
From: The History of Love on 8 Feb 2018

17 - Costuming Year in Review

Jane Austen Festival, 2017. Photo by Tony Tumbusch.It's that time - that year-end-year-beginning-blog-post time. This year I feel I was a terrible blogger. One of the side effects of building out our business, even one based in costuming, is that more...

{Video} Wherein Lauren & Abby Get Racked

...or Racked gets Lauren'd & Abby'd. ;-)In early December, Abby and I took our annual trip to New York City to do *all the things.* One of the things we had the honor of doing was shooting a "Dress the Part" video with Racked, the fabulous online...

The Robe a la Turque - Part 4 - The Kurdi Polonaise

The last major piece of my take on Guimard's 1790 Turkish stage costume was the fabulous fur-trimmed blue robe. I pondered over this piece for a long time, trying to decide just what it was.In actual Turkish dress, the long fur-trimmed robe was known...

The Convention, 179

The Convention, Isaac Cruikshank, published by S.W. Forbes, 1790, British Museum.This political cartoon references the Nootka Sound Convention of 1790. It was one of three agreements between Spain and Britain to prevent disagreements and incidents in...
From: British Tars, 1740-1790 on 11 Oct 2017

The Robe a la Turque - Part 3 - Shalwar Puffy Pants

Before I forget about all the trials and tribulations (and sometimes fun) I had making my Turkish costume for Costume College 2017, I better tell you about one of the most enjoyable parts - the puffy pants!Since Guimard's lower legs are not visible in...

Jane Austen Festival in Pictures

How remiss am I in sharing photos, proper photos, from the Jane Austen Festival. So remiss! In fact, when I opened up this draft post to see how far I'd gotten, this is all I had..."Photos and shit" Oh my. So let's remedy that. This year at Jane Austen...

The "Jane Austen Goes to Ikea and then to Jane Austen Festival" Gown

This year was my first visit to Jane Austen Festival in Louisville, Kentucky, at beautiful Locust Grove historic site.I had been to Locust Grove before on a rainy November afternoon rather a few years ago. I adored the house then, but longed to see it...

The Robe a la Turque - Part 2 - The Gown

Italian Gown in yellow silk taffeta worn with a ruffled voile apron and cap, and fashionable black silk hat with black "Dunmore" shoes. Mid-1780s. One thing I love most in costuming is versatility. I love that our Georgian foremothers re-trimmed old gowns,...

The Robe a la Turque, part 1

Mademoiselle Guimard in Turkish Dress by Greuze, 1790 - LACMA (detail) Who doesn't love the feeling of completing a project you've been obsessing about for *years* and getting to wear it to the big event of the year? I know it seems silly - Lauren, gosh,...

Trends - Late 18th Century Flippy-Flappies

The Met - Robe a l'Anglaise - 1785-87 When we start out in costuming for a particular era, we think in centuries - the 18th century, the 19th century - and quickly move into thirds. What were fashions like at the beginning, the middle, or the end? Then,...

Abby's Jane Austen Fest Dinner Dress - Done!

Hello Lovelies!Abby here and I am in full "July has been full of travel and awesome but now I need a nap nap" mode over here at American Duchess headquarters. There was so much going on this month between Jane Austen Festival and Costume College that...

Abby's Jane Austen Fest Dinner Dress - a Lesson in Plan B...or...C?

Hey Lovelies --So the last time I blogged about my Jane Austen Fest Dinner Dress I was totally jiving on this idea of making a tunic and turbany/chiffonettey thing to wear on my head. It was going to be awesome. And Fabulous. And Awesome. Right? Right.Wrong.Between...

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