18th century women

Explore the lives and accomplishments of remarkable women from the 18th century. Discover inspiring stories and gain a deeper understanding of their impact on history.
Diary of a Mantua Maker: Jackets Regency, Clothes, Century Clothing, Historical Clothing, Colonial Dress, 18th Century Jacket, Costume Design, Historical Dresses, Dress

I realized yesterday that there are many garments I've never posted. Even some that I had shown or talked about progress with! I'm still in the process of taking pictures of everything I've made, so here are a few different styles of jackets that I've created over the last three years: Caraco Jacket, based on this original in the V&A. The fabric is a cotton chintz from the Williamsburg collection that came out a few years ago. My biggest issue was the unusual shape of this garment. It was…

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Mariah Pattie
Should You Always Wear a Bum Pad for 18th Century Dress? ~ American Duchess Queen, Vogue, American Duchess, Victorian Dress, Historical Dresses, Century Dress, Historical Clothing, 18th Century Dress, Historical Costume

The split bum, perfect for 1776 - 1790s, worn with polonaise and Italian gowns. This is particularly effective for gowns with the skirts pulled up. From the American Duchess Guide. Ah, bum pads...nothing like wearing a pillow around your waist to make your derriere look bigger!

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Pam Webb