18th C. · Accessories · Historical Sew Monthly Projects · Mitts/Mittens/Gloves etc.

Completed: AD’s 18th c. Mitts

Photo by author. I actually completed these about a month or so ago but have not had time to sit down a write about the process. What was supposed to be a quick and easy project to do in one month...was not! Photo by author. Project Info Pattern: Mitts pattern from the AD Guide to… Continue reading Completed: AD’s 18th c. Mitts

18th C. · Conservation Projects

Historic Reproduction and Conservation Stitch Samples

As usual, I have taken on too much this semester and have been unable to do any posts and non-school sewing. However, I have to make stitch samples for my conservation portfolio, so I thought at the very least I could post about that. I was surprised to find out that a number of students… Continue reading Historic Reproduction and Conservation Stitch Samples

18th C. · Academic Research · Regency Era

Independent Study: 5 Regency Dresses

If you've been on my instagram lately, you might have seen the sneak peeks I've been giving of my independent study this semester. Well, here is the reveal! The Historical Society of Old Yarmouth is allowing me to study 5 late 18th century and early 19th century dresses which they recently acquired. Here are my… Continue reading Independent Study: 5 Regency Dresses

18th C. · Accessories · Garters · Quick and Thrifty · Tutorials

Quick and Thrifty 18th C. Garters: A Tutorial and Short History

If you used this tutorial, please link to your project in the comments or tag it #quicknthrifty18thcgarters on social media so I can see them! Before the advent of such conveniences as pantyhose (invented in the 1960s) and elastic (natural rubber had been in use for eons by indigenous groups and was later adopted by… Continue reading Quick and Thrifty 18th C. Garters: A Tutorial and Short History