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1812 Fall Fashion reviewA closer look at fashions for Autumn 1812, gathered from the pages of Ackerman's Repository and presented here for competition hopefuls!

September 1812, Walking dress, Ackerman's RepositoryA closer look at fashions for Summer 1812, gathered from the pages of Ackerman's Repository and La Belle Assemblée.

Detail from the Regency baby gownAmanda analyses a rare find and compares it to museum examples around the world so that the techniques can be recreated accurately.

Detail from Regency PetticoatsExamining and challenging myths and assumptions about the petticoat’s style, use and nature during the Regency period. 

1812 Spotted Muslin DressSerena takes us step-by-step through constructing an 1812 spotted muslin dress by traditional hand- stitching methods.

1790s Brocade Bodice This early 1790s bodice has features of earlier dresses, but also hints at later styles, and showcases a variety of different techniques.

Mrs Harrison Gray Otis by Gilbert StuartEven Regency period gowns, with their simple, geometric shapes, present issues with fitting. Nicole investigates.

April - Ackerman's Ball gownA closer look at fashions for Spring 1812, gathered from the pages of Ackerman's Repository and La Belle Assemblée.

icon free smDiscovering ways to make your costumes distinctive and imaginative within the realms of historical accuracy.

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