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New WSS 1/7

A company called Minairons have thrown their hats into the ring of War of Spanish Succession. Focusing on the peninsular armies. Article here
From: Wars of Louis Quatorze on 3 Jul 2020

Schellenberg 1704

Today's anniversary is this battle in the WSS. Interesting article hereBavarian grenadier by Anton Hoffman
From: Wars of Louis Quatorze on 2 Jul 2020

Dress Analytics: Madame de Pompadour by Francois Boucher, 1756 {Video}

Today I have a new video for's basically a blog post in video form (lol) - you can listen to my charming stuffed-up-elf voice tell you about the gown in this famous Boucher portrait of Madame de Pompadour, 1756:

Petticoat Pitfalls for Grand Panniers

Well shoot, this didn't work....Don't you just love when you finish up a project, perhaps the first part of an ensemble, something you've maybe done numerous times before, only to put it on and go "uh-oh?"I threw together my 1720s-1740s Robe Volante petticoat...

How to Avoid Lampshade Hoops in the 18th Century

It's a thing in the Georgian period too!I've recently started on my next big (physically big), early 18th century project, a Robe Volante. One of the reasons I felt confident to jump right in is because I already had a grand pannier...or so I thought....

William Sanderson, A Compleat History of the Lives and Reigns of Mary Queen of Scotland and of her son…James the Sixth (1656)

There are so many benefits to researching book history. Among the obvious advantages is that the topic sheds light on the political, religious, social, cultural and material world that readers immersed themselves in. Such areas of investigation are no...

1765 Robe a la Bon Bon - Simplicity 8578 - Trimming the Beast

Cutting strip after strip of pinked trim - the trick is the fold up your fabric three or four layers and cut through all at once.A plain sacque in a gorgeous printed cotton can be a beautiful sight to behold, but I always intended my sunset silk sacque...

How to Dress 18th Century - 1770 - 1780 Robe a la Polonaise {Video}

Howdy! I've been trying to make videos for getting dressed in different decades of the 18th century, since this is quite a visual subject and video is a natural tool for this type of demonstration.I did a video a few weeks ago showing dressing for the...

Survivors from an early 18th-century woman’s library

By David Pearson I’m always interested to see unusual marks of provenance and I was struck when a bookseller on eBay recently posted an early 18th-century book with an owner’s name, “Jane Deane” tooled onto a label pasted onto...

The Chronicles of an Old Campaigner 1692-1717: The Recollections of a French Dragoon Officer

Haven't read this but people says it's good. Anybody read it? There is a French language version version
From: Wars of Louis Quatorze on 28 May 2020

1720s - 1740s Robe Volante - Initial Musings

I just can't get enough of 18th century back pleats!The time has come.This one has been brewing for awhile. I have a sortof underdog love for weird garments or time periods that people avoid - the 17th century, the 1830s, and now the early 18th century....

Ramillies 1706

Today's anniversary is this famous battle in the WSS. WikiApparently 2021 will see a reenactment of Ramillies for its 315th. Last time it was done was 2006. Below are the Dutch Blue Guards by Phil Thomason photography.Photos of the 2006 reenactment of...
From: Wars of Louis Quatorze on 23 May 2020

18th Century Blacksmithing.
From: A Woodsrunner's Diary on 21 May 2020

Wilhelm Dietrich von Buddenbrock

Commander of the Prussian cavalry at Chotusitz. Had an illustrious career starting as a cornet at 18 at the battle of Fleurus (1690) and fighting in most battles of the WSS . Wiki. Painting shows him 1710-20.
From: Wars of Louis Quatorze on 17 May 2020

1765 Robe a la Bon Bon Sacque - Simplicity 8578 - Construction Complete!

Trying on the new sacque - it's always nice to have something, y'know, fit at its first real try-on.Next time I say something like, "oh I'll just throw this sacque together real won't take too long to finish this," please just shoot me.I started...

Getting Dressed in 18th Century - 1780s - 1790 {Video}

Let's get dressed!Hi Lovelies!I made a short video showing the steps and pieces of getting dressed in a 1780s Italian gown or Robe a l'Anglaise. I know for new costumers all the layers and which order they go in can be a bit confusing.(*I forgot my pocket...

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