The same gal who shared the photos of the 1813 gown also put on a fashion show that highlighted the styles of every decade for the last two centuries (talk about a daunting undertaking!). She made the outfits seen in these pictures, basing them upon fashion plates and original gowns from the decades represented. Lynde [...]
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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.”
Here are portraits of many well-known Regency figures — plus some not-so-well-known. I love studying portraiture from this time period!
Karen Augusta of Antique Fashion.com.com has graciously allowed me to share some of the photographs she has taken of original 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!
This is a lovely self-portrait (1790s) by Elizabeth Vigee’ le Brun. Note the very full skirt, long hair and tied down straw hat. She is also wearing a chemisette, which peeps out at her neckline beneath the shawl. Thank you to Carol Gerten, whose absolutely fantastic website supplied this image and several more here!
Eileen made this stunning dress in my online Tea Gown class and took the time to make the opening period correct (using hooks and eyes down the front inset and in the waistline seam). The shades of blue are marvelous! Katie took my online Tea Gown class and made this stunning version of the “swim” [...]
Helen has teamed up with Tracie Arnold to produce this magnificent boarding suit ensemble, complete with hat and gloves! Helen found some fantastic new “Titanic” resources along the way, and I’ll let her share her story in her own words: “Yes!!! The great moment has arrived!!! My very first ‘Titanic’ project, the Boarding Suit, is [...]
So many people have asked me to recommend patterns which could be used for “Titanic” gowns, so I’ve gathered that info together and placed it on this page. A few of the patterns featured on here are not specifically copies of “Titanic” gowns, but they will work if you are willing to do some alterations or make some additions to them.
Christina created this very romantic, feminine version of the breakfast gown, complete with all the rosebuds and ribbons. Dreamy! Here is a beautiful breakfast gown made by Jennifer LaConte of J. LaConte Designs. She used a patterned lace for the overdress, which is completely detachable, as you can see. Jennifer Cech made this beautiful Breakfast [...]
This is Jennifer Rouch’s version of the tea gown. Writes Jennifer, “My tea dress was a less accurate version as far as budget was concerned. Instead of using guipure lace I used a wide antique looking less expensive lace. The green matte satin was a dead on match of the movie dress, and I used [...]