Our Historical Wardrobe

Although I've sewn many costumes, this page documents the historical clothing I have sewn, with many thanks to the Colonial Williamsburg Costume Design Center, Tailors, and Mantua Makers who encouraged and inspired me in how to research and historically stitch.
I've thus been able to take those principles to other eras, for a great journey through historical stitching.

18th CENTURY

Embroidered Wedding Pocket

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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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Stays
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Blue Floral on White Short Gown

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Black Wool Short Cloak
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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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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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18th Century Needlecase

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REGENCY/FEDERAL/EMPIRE

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 Brandenburg Style Spencer
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1813 Sheer Voile Gown and Opera Gloves, the Finishing Touch


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1836 Texas Pioneer Gown
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1860 Sheer White Gown
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Late 19th Century Petticoat


1899 Lace Gown

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1902 Muff and Capelet
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La Mode Illustree 1912 Project (many more forthcoming):

Princess Slip
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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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