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Archive for January 8th, 2009

Thanks to Heather at the Duchess of Devonshire’s Gossip Guide to the 18th Century for this link:

Fuchsia’s 18th Century Dress Project

This blog has wonderful photos of whole dresses, parts of dresses, and sewing materials to make your own dress.  A very interesting study in fashion and fashion design.

From the about page:

I created this blog simply to document the process of my making a whole 18th century outfit – complete with stays, pocket hoops, petticoat, stomacher and stuff. I have the ambition to do at least 80-90% by hand and in as time typical materials as possible.

I might also feuture tips, tricks, how-to’s and other related things I’ve found in my search for inspiration.

An example of an 18th century dress found at Wikimedia Commons:

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