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Amazing reproduction of 18th century stays by “a self-taught amateur seamstress sewing historical clothing as a hobby”, in this talented Finnish blogger's own words in her profile. Impressively thorough detail and neatness!

Amazing reproduction of 18th century stays by “a self-taught amateur seamstress sewing historical clothing as a hobby”, in this talented Finnish blogger's own words in her profile. Impressively thorough detail and neatness!

glamorous. fabulous. charming. fun. flirty. elegant. exciting. delicate. whimsical. wonderful....

Fashion Century ball gown dress ensemble costume circa from Made from very fine silk, lace and trim with embroidered small flower floral pattern in off white woven into the pale blue background. Hat decorated with millinery flower.

Women’s underwear served two purposes in the 18th century. The hoops were also made of linen and stiffened with whalebone or cane. They shaped the petticoat of the gown to the appropriate silhouette. At various times in the 18th century this profile varied from round, to square and flat, to fan-shaped.

Women’s underwear served two purposes in the century. The hoops were also made of linen and stiffened with whalebone or cane. They shaped the petticoat of the gown to the appropriate silhouette.

Period: 18th Century - Sack dress Material: Embroidered Thai silk, dyed lace, decorative flowers

Period: Century - Sack dress Material: Embroidered thai silk, dyed lace, decorative flowers, the marschallin!

Massive fur muff with an 18th century cape via The Costume Institute of the Metropolitan Museum of Art

Massive fur muff with an century cape via The Costume Institute of the Metropolitan Museum of Art (Felicity?

18th Century-Robe a L'anglaise  gown from the Smithsonian National Museum of American History

Two Nerdy History Girls: Another Recycled c. Silk Gown – with a Political Agenda polonaise (from fabric of a gown)

historical sewing tutorial American Duchess:Historical Costuming: How Wide Should Your 18th Century Panniers Be?

historical sewing tutorial American Duchess:Historical Costuming: How Wide Should Your Century Panniers Be?

18th Century Gentleman [ book inspiration: a set of 'gentleman's & ladies' books. Two books in the set one clearly masculine & one feminine, in a clamshell box. ]

The Onslaught of Post-Glutton Gloom

How to be an Century Gentleman. Thank god the men's wig never came back into fashion.

18th century shoes and stockings

century shoes and stockings - this is a demo of how they were worn (link talks about how she made her shoes)

French Revolution Fashion | Aristocratic finery typical in Europe prior to the…

Suit Date: ca. 1760 Culture: British Medium: wool, gilt metal Dimensions: a) L. Credit Line: Purchase, Irene Lewisohn Bequest and Polaire Weissman Fund, 1996