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How to make an 18th century petticoat

Historical costuming and vintage sewing projects, with dress diaries and research on period dress from the to the century. How to make a petticoat

How to repair shoes: resoling, replacing heels, stretching leather, shortening high heels, adjusting boots to fit calves....

How to repair shoes: resoling, replacing heels, stretching leather, shortening high heels, adjusting boots to fit calves.

Dress belonging to Margaret Usher, wife of John Usher, Lincoln's Secretary of the Interior. It had day and evening bodices. Kansas Historical Society and KHS via momtopiglet/ photobucket

1860 Dress belonging to Margaret Usher, wife of John Usher, Lincoln's Secretary of the Interior. It had day and evening bodices. Kansas Historical Society and KHS via momtopiglet/ photobucket

Traditional Mongol Boot/Gutal (Speculative)    I have no solid source for this design, other than examining photographs.  There are a number of detail differences between this interpretation and the version I had placed on this site previously. From Footwear of the Middle Ages - Historical Shoe Designs/Number 46, by I. Marc Carlson.

Traditional Mongol Boot/Gutal (Speculative) From Footwear of the Middle Ages - Historical Shoe Designs/Number by I. {me - The bottom part of the upper looks a lot like the dutch shoe pattern in the International Wardrobe for dolls book.

Leather Boots 1795-1810. Boots began to become fashionable for women in the last quarter of the 18th century, but their use was limited primarily to riding and driving.

Boots, Europe, the Met Museum Boots like these existed, but extant examples of them are few and far between.

64 Rare SHOE and BOOT PATTERNS  illustrated Book How To Do Boot and Shoe Making

While not work boots exactly, we dig the 64 shoe and boot patterns in this book. Available online as an ebook.

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