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Written by Elizabeth Licata
All dressed up with nowhere to go? Your 18th century gown would probably enjoy a nice trip to Versailles to party like the Sun King.
Written by Julia Barrett
The creation of Mrs Gainsborough's Georgian wardrobe continues, as Julia explains the construction of her linen chemise and accessories.
We are now tantalisingly close to finally meeting Mrs Gainsborough in her complete C18th ensemble. Julia describes the making of her silk Robe a l'Anglaise.
In the final poignant installment, Julia brings Mrs. Gainsborough and her daughter home to the Georgian artist's historic Suffolk base, to show the complete outfits in all their glory.
Written by Katy Werlin
A straightforward overview of the basic styles of women's dress that dominated the first half of the 18th century.
Written by Chantal Filson
The bergere hat looks terrific on everyone. Chantal walks us through making a perfectly lovely one from a placemat, of all things!
Fashion is deeply connected with the socio-cultural world in which it arises. Katy explains some of the driving forces of the 18th c. world.
In the final instalment, Chantal shows how to make your own buckram crown and create a finished, functional hat.
Katy walks us through the undergarments and accessories that helped create the fashionable 18th century look.
Katy finishes her walk through of women’s fashion in the second half of the 18th century. Anglaises, francaises, redingotes...
Making 18th century hats out of modern placemats? What about the crown? Here's how to add a soft silk crown, and a buckram option too.
Written by Katherine Caron-Greig
Sleeve patterns for 18th century dresses have a rather striking feature - they have corners. Here's how to set them in.
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