Our Historical Wardrobe

I have sewn historical clothing from nearly every era of history, from the beginning of time to the 1950's and everything in between. These were mostly for homeschool presentations where I let my kids choose a historical person to become. I'd create costumes for them and for me to reenact that era. I have a separate page of these presentations that show these costumes in action on a tab called, "Becoming History Costumes and Presentations." I sewed other historical clothing for various other purposes...and because I have been bitten by the historical sewing bug! These are the links to the pages where I documented my sewing and research, not that everything was done perfectly due to limitations in resources and time. However we have certainly had fun! I shall be adding to this page quite frequently. I hope you enjoy!


Ancient Egyptians
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Mycenean Costumes
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Ancient Greece
Masks and Linothorax Armour part I for Alexander the Great
Linothorax Armour part II
Peplos of silk
Peplos of sheer cotton


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Ancient Rome
Toga
Stola

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Middle Ages
Gambeson for a Longbowman
Byzantine
Kirtle
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Renaissance
Venitian Gown
Elizabethan Gown
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Redoing the Renaissance Gown
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17th Century
Doublet, pants and shirt
1660 gowns and chemises

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18th CENTURY

Embroidered Wedding Pocket

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Underpinning Attempts for an Englishback Gown
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Blue-grey Silk Englishback Gown



Ruched Self-Fabric Trim Added to Pink Englishback Gown
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Pink Floral on Blue Jacket
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Pink and White Striped Englishback Gown
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Silk Hat with Organza Trim and Pearls
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Shirt #3
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Silk Workbag
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Embroidered Pocket
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Stays
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Blue Floral on White Short Gown

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Black Wool Short Cloak
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Pieced Pockets
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Hunting Frock
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Linen Breeches
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Ladies' Cap with Sage Green Bow
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Yellow Englishback Gown


Cardinal Red Trimmed Hat with Pearls
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Lafayette Coat
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Red Cloak with Faux Fur Trim, Waistcoat, Deathhead Buttons
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Wool Breeches
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Baby Silk Breeches in progress and
Finis 
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Lavender Jacket
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White Floral on Blue Englishback Gown
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Blue Waistcoat and White Dorset Button
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Colonial Williamsburg Englishback Gown
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Retrimmed Hat with Blue Floral on Ruched Green Ribbon
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Hat Trimmed in Blue Floral with Green Ribbon
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Pockets
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Blue Floral Chintz Jacket
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Beige Linen Waistcoat
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Red Wool Cloak now with Waistcoat and Deathhead Buttons
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Red Wool Mitts
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Black Wool Cloak
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Red Wool Cloak
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Green Linen Frock Coat
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Linen Breeches
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 Shirt #2
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Blue Waistcoat
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REGENCY/FEDERAL/EMPIRE


Oliver Hazard Perry Regimental



Don't Give Up the Ship Flag

Sheer Yellow Regency Gown and Lavender Regency Gown with Sheer Overlay

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Sheer Yellow Regency Gown with added drawstring

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1803 Regimental and Chapeau de Bras
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1803 Chapeau de Bras
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Short Stays

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Bodiced Petticoat


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1813 Sheer Voile Gown

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1813 Brandenburg Style Spencer
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Opera Gloves and Regency Fashion Show
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1836 Texas Pioneer Gown
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Lavender Romantic Era Gown

William Barret Travis Ensemble

Civil War Era Chemise
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1860's Corset
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Layering the 1860's Silhouette
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1860 Sheer White Gown
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Civil War Regimental
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Late 19th Century Lace Gown

Late 19th Century Petticoat

Rough Riders Regimental

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1902 Muff and Capelet
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French Heirloom Sewing with a Pfaff

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La Mode Illustree 1912 Project (many more forthcoming):

Princess Slip
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1912 Lavender Blouse
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1912 White Blouse of Batiste and Lace
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Creamy Yellow Edwardian Skirt
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Edwardian Fashion Show
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1920 Fortuny Delphos Gown
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1925 Apron Made from Man's Shirt

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1928 Robe de Style
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Panniers for Robe de Style
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1930's Blouse and Jumper
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Early 1940's Slip

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Early 1940's White Dress with Black Polka Dots



1942 Black Hat with White Roses
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You can see me in my 1940's polka dot dress and hat on the Sew for Victory Slide Show thanks to Lucky Lucille!

1950's Bombshell Bathing Suit Toile
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1950's Bombshell Purple Bathing Suit
with White Polka Dots

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1950's Blouses and Circle Skirts

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1952 Walkaway Dress

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1950's Petticoat

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1956 Spring Sorbet Dresses
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1957 Christmas Party Dress

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1 comment:

  1. WOW! I am impressed. Such a lovely photo display and I thank you for sharing. I am smiling emotionally.

    Cheers,

    Lyric
    http://www.sewlyricallyvintage.wordpress.com

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