19th century fashion for women



19th century fashion for women

August 17, 2018 By: Jennifer Rosbrugh16 Comments

The BUB – Butt Ugly Brigade

In the last year or so conversations have come up regarding bullying and unkindness happening – more often than before – in our small community. My post on perfectionism touched on how striving for the (elusive) perfect costume project can blind us in applying our own rules of historical accuracy to everyone else’s creative work. Unfortunately, ... [ Read More ]

August 3, 2018 By: Jennifer Rosbrugh15 Comments

Costume College 2018

Another annual event is on the books… and it was WONDERFUL!! Honestly, it felt really good to be back after a three year hiatus. That’s an enormous canyon of time when you’ve been attending an event since 2000 and it’s now 2018. You may remember I had a baby in 2016 just a month before that year’s event and was otherwise engaged to not attend ... [ Read More ]

April 16, 2018 By: Jennifer Rosbrugh9 Comments

How to Set in a Sleeve

Sleeves seem to be that thing that bothers a lot of dressmakers, costumers and sew-ers. The term "sleev-evils" has been tossed around for a while now. But I don't want you to think of sleeves in that way. It only hinders you in getting that sleeve sewn and set into the bodice as quickly and easily as possible. You can do this! ... [ Read More ]

March 19, 2018 By: Jennifer Rosbrugh5 Comments

For the Love of Dirndls – Pattern Options

In the last few weeks I’ve been overloading on dirndl research… You may have noticed this from my last post and from a recent Facebook Live video where I shared packages of official dirndl fabric from an online site based in Germany and two dirndl pattern magazines I ordered from Stoffcorner in Austria. (FYI: that FB live video is just over an ... [ Read More ]

March 5, 2018 By: Jennifer Rosbrugh39 Comments

For the Love of Dirndls – A New Obsession

The classic folkwear dress of southern Germany and Austria is not a new one to me. The Trachten and Lederhosen are lovely ensembles with a patriotic (and varied) heritage. Yet recently I’m finding the women’s dirndl - the fashion Tracht - popping up more in my path. Maybe it’s just me wanting to find “my style” for everyday wear. My friend, ... [ Read More ]

February 12, 2018 By: Jennifer Rosbrugh18 Comments

1890s Plastrons – Is that a Victorian Bib?

“Plastron” – say what?? It sounds so formal. Or rather gladiator. I mean, it’s traditionally the chest and sleeve pad worn by fencers. So how do they connect into Victorian fashion? (Hint: they aren't chemisettes but are related in being Victorian accessories.) As with all things Late Victorian with feminine frou-frou and gorgeousness, you’ll ... [ Read More ]

January 19, 2018 By: Jennifer Rosbrugh54 Comments

Why You Can’t Be 100% Historically Accurate

Editor's Note: This post was originally published in June 2012. In many reenacting circles, there is a force that drives participants to historical accuracy. Have the right tent structures, keep plastic out of sight, wear clothing only your period character would wear, etc. This is fabulous thought and great effort should be given to be as good ... [ Read More ]

January 17, 2018 By: Jennifer Rosbrugh17 Comments

A Look at a 1860s (or 1870s) Original Girl’s Dress

Late in summer 2017 I had a follower (Ruthann Gray) send me a girl's dress that is in wonderful condition aside from the few random holes in the skirt and spots on the bodice front. I shared it recently in a Facebook Live video (posted below) going over each detail in the construction. For a closer look, here are photos of various parts of the ... [ Read More ]

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