Category Archives: Georgian

Stays fitting

TLDR; stays fitting is WEIRD. So I’m using this 1760s/1770s half boned stay pattern from La Couturi√®re Parisienne. First, printed out the pattern without changing the sizing at all. Using some math about how big the pattern waist was compared … Continue reading

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Stays time

So, the foundation of every garment must start with the..uhh..foundation garments. For 18th century, that means stays. Luckily, there are a whole lot of knowledgeable people on the internet who have made stays before, and I pored over their blogs … Continue reading

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Moiraine’s Sacque gown

Hoo boy, it’s time for a big project – a Robe a la Francaise, or sack-back gown, from the skin out. First reason, I’ve never done any 18th century costuming, so that’s a big era missing from my wardrobe. There … Continue reading

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HSM #1 – Foundations

I’ve really got to finish posting about my 1890s evening bodice and 1930s dress, but here we have a super quick detour for the Historical Sew Monthly #1 – Foundations. I took this rather literally – a foundation garment, which … Continue reading

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Paniers finally done

Well, these were done a week ago, but I never got around to taking photos. And sheesh, there were more glitches and delays sewing these paniers¬†than was really necessary. In last week’s episode, I was unable to cut through my … Continue reading

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No paniers today

Was thinking of finishing my paniers today! But that has been derailed. My wire cutters were unable to go through the hoop wire. I popped over to OSH and bought some heavy duty snips, those are sure to work yes? … Continue reading

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Sometimes you get in the mood to make paniers

What, you’re telling me you’ve never gotten in the mood to make paniers? That’s what I thought. The Dreamstress put up a Panier-Along tutorial a while ago for paniers circa 1760-1780, and I’ve got an event to wear these to … Continue reading

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