children's clothing

Taking Mrs. Gainsborough Home

Taking Mrs. Gainsborough Home

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.

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Mrs. Gainsborough Part 3 - Mrs. Gainsborough's Daughters

Mrs. Gainsborough Part 3 - Mrs. Gainsborough's Daughters

Some of Gainsborough’s loveliest paintings are the relaxed, informal and intimate portraits of his two daughters. Julia walks us through the process of dressing them.

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Regency Children's Clothes

Regency Children's Clothes

What's a reenacting mum to do when the kids are too big for baby clothes and too small to be mini grown-ups? Regency toddler style!

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Regency Baby Clothes

Regency Baby Clothes

A child’s development during the Regency period could be charted by the clothes he or she wore. Here's how to clothe the newest of the new.

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A Regency Baby Gown

A Regency Baby Gown

Amanda analyses a rare find and compares it to museum examples around the world so that the techniques can be recreated accurately.

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History of the Sailor Suit, Part 2

History of the Sailor Suit, Part 2

The sailor suit finds its way full circle, back into the fashions, the sewing classes and the uniforms of the 20th century, completing  the tale.

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History of the Sailor Suit

History of the Sailor Suit

The sailor suit was a ubiquitous part of the Victorian era. Emmalia explores its development and why it was so popular. 

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