create a Regency Chemisette using easy to follow photographs by Kass McGann.
A lovely way to embellish gowns, aprons, and more.
The Regency Era spanned from 1795-1830. It began with King George III being declared unfit to rule because of fits.
The base of the millinery industry
Ideas for trimming a plain straw bonnet.
Posted in Fashion to Make, Hands On Regency Also tagged austentation, Costumes Parisiens, cottage bonnet, decorate, elinor, eliza, instructions, make, pattern, poke bonnet, regency bonnet, Serena Dyer, sew, style, trim
Meeting Modesty’s requirements…
Seldom have I so anticipated the publication of a book and The Jane Austen Handbook: A Sensible Yet Elegant Guide to Her World certainly does not disappoint. Part tongue in cheek “How To” guide for the young Regency gentleman or woman, part historical reference, this small volume is an invaluable resource for those only just [...]
Jane Austen Fashion by Penelope Byrde This delightful book is the work of Bath’s Costume Museum Curator, Penelope Byrd. It takes an in-depth look at fashions of the period, care of clothes, and needlework, taking references from Jane Austen’s novels and her letters, and is supported throughout with beautiful illustrations. A must for anyone interested [...]
Posted in Histories, Biographies and Non-Fiction, Media Reviews Also tagged 117 Illustrations, C. Willett Cunnington, Empire Fashion, English Women's Clothing in the 19th Century: A Comprehensive Guide With 1, Hugh Palmer, Jane Austen, Jane Austen Fashion, Jane Austen: In Style, Penelope Byrde, Regency fashion, Susan Watkins, Tom Tierney
Everyone is familiar with the Empire waists and Grecian sillouette of the early 19th century. The classic styles and light fabrics were, no doubt, a relief from the heavily embroidered fashions of previous centuries. This simplification, which began during the French Revolution, transformed the fashion industry. Waists were raised to just below the bosom; sleeves [...]