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Completed: Regency Round Reticule

The final accessory of my summer Regency accessories project is complete. This round reticule was made based on the tutorial at Darling and Dash. Photo by author. Project Information Pattern: This tutorial based on an original in the Met from the first quarter of the 19th century.Fabric: The main fabric is cotton sateen from my… Continue reading Completed: Regency Round Reticule

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Completed: AD Frog Reticule

I decided to put my hands to reticule making this summer - I am still working on my round reticule, as the cartridge pleating takes a toll on my joints. I figure with a few reticules and other accessories it makes my one gown more versatile. It is probably a little too early in style… Continue reading Completed: AD Frog Reticule

1810s Accessories · 1810s Capsule Wardrobe · Accessories · Build-A-Wardrobe · Historical Sew Monthly Projects · Regency Era

Planning for a Picnic: New Regency Accessories

Our little group of regency picnickers has decided to get together again this June, so I am trying to use the deadline to motivate me to sew some new regency accessories. Black Snail's Sleeveless Spencer I bought all the regency era Black Snail patterns during a sale awhile back, but have yet to use them.… Continue reading Planning for a Picnic: New Regency Accessories

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

Before the advent of such conveniences as pantyhose (the 1960s) and rubber elastic (the 1820s), how did folks hold their hose up? For after all, hose were originally more like what we now call "stockings" or "knee-highs", two individual legs with little natural ability to hold themselves up. As some humans migrated to colder parts… Continue reading Quick and Thrifty 18th C. Garters: A Tutorial and Short History