18th century pocket hoops (Patterns of Fashion 5)

I made my first ever pocket hoops! A while back I decided to make a black robe a l’anglaise for winter and bought some fabric for it but it took me months to start this project. At first I wanted to make an anglaise with one of my patterns but in the meantime I decided […]

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horizontal corset ~1860s to 1870s – pattern (Part 1)

A few days ago I was shown this pinterest pin of a corset which has horizontal seams instead of vertical ones like most 19th century corsets do. There are some corsets from the 19th century with horizontal seams like the ‘pretty housemaid corset’ you can find in Corsets from Jill Salen and also this 1860s […]

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1860s summer crinoline – corset (Redthreaded pattern)

As I told you in my last post about my crinoline project I bought a corset pattern which I wanted to tell you more about! I follow redthreaded on instagram for quite a while now and I adore her (and her teams) work! The corsets and stays always look so beautiful and seem to fit […]

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1860s summer crinoline – underpinnings

For the so called “Sommerfrische” I planned with a costuming friend this year, I wanted to make a late 1850s/early 1860s crinoline dress. Well, I wanted to look like a big fluffy cake and I knew right away, that I wanted to have flounced skirt with three rows. I also wanted to try to use […]

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