1660s Dutch Ensemble The Bodice The Huik Everything Else (you are here) Shift I actually left this and the partlets until the end, though they're first in this post! I was torn between making a low-necked shift (appropriate for elite women) and a high-necked shift (everyone else). Some paintings do depict wealthy women with high-necked … Continue reading 1660s Dutch Ensemble: Everything Else (& final photos!)
1660s Dutch Ensemble The Bodice The Huik (you are here) Everything Else The Huik I spent quite a while waffling over this piece. I needed winter outerwear, but in preliminary research was surprised to note that women do not appear to have commonly used hooded cloaks until the 18th century. Clearly, I was going to … Continue reading 1660s Dutch Ensemble: The Huik & Houpette
1660s Dutch Ensemble The Bodice (you are here) The Huik (not yet posted) Everything Else (not yet posted) Just to introduce this with a general idea of what the final will look like: I was inspired by Gabriel Metsu’s paintings of a woman cooking, and from there branched out to other Dutch artists of the […]
Jumps: What, where, when, and why... This is a resource page dedicated to collecting textual references to women's jumps, a somewhat mysterious undergarment of the long 18th century. I have excerpted definitions, translations, news articles, court records, and published books and magazines from 1702-1882. For a general overview of corset terminology, check out The Dreamstress. … Continue reading Resource: Jumps, 1702-1882
About a year ago, I threw out the last pair of jeans in my closet and vowed to only wear what made me comfortable. Since then, I've been slowly making new garments and giving away clothing that I don't wear. I've been trying to make my skirts as long as possible, but suddenly having everything … Continue reading Mini-Project: An 1890s Walking Skirt
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Hello hello, and welcome to my post-Costume College report! I haven't sewn much this year (by my standards), and in the run-up to CoCo I was feeling the pressure to create something new - a showstopper for gala night, but also something that I could really flex my skills with. The kicker: it had to … Continue reading It’s a Bee! It’s a Hufflepuff! It’s a Sunflower!….The 1871 Black & Yellow Gown