April 2009 archive

ca. 1813 Regency Gown

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Original 1813 Gown

Writes Lynde, “This belongs to my art teacher, who is an expert in the West on historical clothing from 1800-1850. She is amazing! She has a three-volume dissertation for her Ph.D. and a clothing collection of 30,000 items. She bought this dress in Scotland for $300, and she dates it to about 1813. Can I just tell you, when I saw this dress I very nearly fainted.” Read more…

Extant Regency Garments from Karen Augusta

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Karen Augusta of Antique Fashion.com.com has graciously allowed me to share some of the photographs she has taken of extant Regency garments she has sold in her online shop. Studying original clothing is essential for recreating the correct look of the period, which changed from year to year. Thank you to Karen for sharing her knowledge and her beautiful pictures! Be sure to visit her site for more breathtaking gowns from the 18th-20th centuries! Read more…

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