1790s Transitional Stays (and gown!)

I wasn't able to sew much in the past few months, and I've been very productive this week to make up for it! (I'm blissfully ignoring the fact that Costume College is rapidly approaching...) I'm planning to attend a party on Saturday with a very specific dress code: black historical clothing. When I saw the … Continue reading 1790s Transitional Stays (and gown!)


Hem Circumference Resource

This blog post will function as a continually-updated resource instead of a log. I do a significant amount of research on historical garments, both for my personal sewing and my academic work, and all too often find myself Googling "hem circumference 18__?" to help date extant gowns.   Go ahead, guess how big these hems … Continue reading Hem Circumference Resource