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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 Capsule Wardrobe · 1810s Spencer · Build-A-Wardrobe · Regency Era

Completed: Regency Sleeveless Spencer

Photo by Rebekah Markewich. I'm so pleased with the overall look I've been developing with my regency accessories and this sleeveless spencer has really been the cherry on top, I think. Other accessories seen in the photos include a fichu and bonnet I had made previously, a necklace (actually made from 18th c. beads!) which… Continue reading Completed: Regency Sleeveless Spencer

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

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

A Regency Redingote Update

For the month of January, I hosted a #wednesdaywinterhistoricsewalong on Instagram, and coordinated a weekly Zoom sewing hour with some friends to motivate us to do just a bit each week. I'm not good at chunking out a project in this way, usually I start dreaming that I'll finish a whole project! I have all… Continue reading A Regency Redingote Update

1910s · 20th century · Build-A-Wardrobe

What to Wear on New Year’s Eve, 1919

In response to the influx of online articles disguised as "what to wear to a 1920s/2020s NYE party" that are really ads for expensive and poorly made sequined "flapper dresses", I thought it would be interesting (and hopefully educational) to dig up some images of what most women would have been wearing on December 31,… Continue reading What to Wear on New Year’s Eve, 1919