Also known as a bergère hat, shallow-crowned, wide-brimmed straw hats were a staple of 18th-Century fashion. Every class wore this style of hat, so class distinction came down to styling and material quality: trims on these hats ranged from no decoration at all to ridiculously elaborate silk-covered, beaded, feathered spectacles. Since I have zero experience trimming… Continue reading Trimming an 18th-Century Shallow Crown Hat
If you've done any amount of digging around the internet looking for how-to's on 18th Century women's clothing, chances are you've stumbled on Kendra Van Cleave's wonderful blog Démodé.
As the local 18th-Century Market Fair approached, the weather forecast took a turn for the chilly. I needed something to help stay warm and didn’t want to cover my outfit in a cloak! Enter the muff.
The adventure of creating a complete 18th-Century middle-class woman impression continues with a caraco jacket
Pretty ambitious, eh? I've avoided staymaking for a long time, because it seemed like every blog post I read by someone who made their own stays measured finishing their first pair in years.
In my head, high-contrast thread was an awesome idea