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Written by Astrida Schaeffer
In the 1810s and 1820s rouleaux, or bias tubes of fabric, were a go-to trend for trimmings. Astrida shows us some inspirational examples.
Written by Serena Dyer
The nuts and bolts of Regency: how to be original, innovative AND authentic when Regency costumes are so often reproduced.
Written by Nicole Rudolph
Even Regency period gowns, with their simple, geometric shapes, present issues with fitting. Nicole investigates.
Written by Katherine Caron-Greig
This early 1790s bodice has features of earlier dresses, but also hints at later styles, and showcases a variety of different techniques.
Examining and challenging myths and assumptions about the petticoat’s style, use and nature during the Regency period.
Written by Izabela Pitcher
Izabela shows you how to recreate a habit much like the beautiful example in Kyoto, and even tests it for us, on horseback!
The bonnet is the iconic accessory of the early nineteenth century: Serena shares how to construct a Close Bonnet of c.1810.
Written by Marion McNealy
A closer look at fashions for Winter 1812 from Ackerman's Repository and La Belle Assemblée, presented here for competition hopefuls!
A closer look at fashions for Spring 1812, gathered from the pages of Ackerman's Repository and La Belle Assemblée.
A closer look at fashions for Summer 1812, gathered from the pages of Ackerman's Repository and La Belle Assemblée.
A closer look at fashions for Autumn 1812, gathered from the pages of Ackerman's Repository and presented here for competition hopefuls!
Serena takes us step-by-step through constructing an 1812 spotted muslin dress by traditional hand- stitching methods.
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