Striped 18th century Robe a l'anglaise - Part 1: stays and petticoats

The story of this project began back at the end of my second year of fashion school, when I was out to buy fabric for the final pattern-making and sewing exam. That was around this time of year, in 2013. That's a long time ago. I did buy the fabric I intended to buy, but I also found this gorgeous cream and beige striped silk, that was on sale and I fell in love. Who can blame me? Mind you, back then I had made one proper historic costume for myself and had started another that got...

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18th century Riding Habit - Making of

During the Costume Design course I took at ifs Cologne in 2014/2015, probably my favourite class was the costume reproduction class. My 8 classmates and me each picked a (historical) movie that centered around the topic of love triangles and chose a costume from it to reproduce. The movie I ended up choosing was "The Duchess", directed by Saul Dibb and starring Keira Knightley in the lead. I chose it for one because I LOVE 18th century fashion, that has been my favourite silhouette for...

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