A list of tricks and things to keep in mind to start filling the gap between fancy dress and historical clothing.
The adventure of making a 18th century riding habit and changing your mind about how to make it more times than you should.
The making of a wine velvet german court robe.
A 1750s style wig, perfect to match a robe à la française or most of mid-century outfits. Very soft and natural looking.
A dramatic style of wig, perfect for Louis XIV, and the second half of the XVII century. But would also make a terrific Captain Hook.
Making of the gown from Vestier’s painting “Portrait of a Lady with a book”, as a mix between a robe en chemise and a round gown, keeping it quite historically accurate, even if machine sewn.
Soft, frothy and with a hint of personal touch, for the smocking, this was the perfect, comfortable key to start attending XVIII century events for me.
Project of a yellow robe à l’anglaise en fourreau in striped silk.