1890s Ballgown · Nineteenth Century · Stashbusters · Undergarments

1890s-1900s Bustle Pad

Inspiration and Research To create the fashionable skirt shape for 1890s, I took inspiration from this example of 'The Scott' Ventilated Hip Pad & Bustle by Charles H. Scott, c. 1905 at The Underpinnings Museum. It is very similar to a design for a ventilated bustle and hip-form by Charles H. Scott patented in 1903. The… Continue reading 1890s-1900s Bustle Pad

1740s English Gown · Costumes · Eighteenth Century

New Year, New Project – 1740s Costume

One of my Christmas presents was the much-anticipated The American Duchess Guide to 18th Century Dressmaking: How to Hand Sew Georgian Gowns and Wear Them with Style. I am a fan of their blog and -- of course -- their shoes.  The English Gown in The American Duchess Guide to 18th Century Dressmaking, pp. 14-15. American Duchess Guide and Simplicity patterns The Project Linen shiftStaysUnder-petticoatEnglish Gown petticoatJacketEnglish Gown stomacherNeck handkerchief (fichu)1740s capMittsPocketApron All whilst trying to use appropriate materials and techniques! Sources and Related Links… Continue reading New Year, New Project – 1740s Costume