The eighteenth century monied male was often a peacock, eager to display his taste and wealth, and fond of lavishly decorated or patterned fabrics, and bright striking colours. The usual outfit remained the three piece suit of coat, waistcoat and breeches until 1800, when trousers began to replace breeches. Fashionable suits were usually plain woollen facecloth for practical urban or rural wear; woven silks for more formal evening occasions; and highly trimmed and embroidered silk satins and…

The eighteenth century monied male was often a peacock, eager to display his taste and wealth, and fond of lavishly decorated or patterned fabrics, and bright striking colours. The usual outfit remained the three piece suit of coat, waistcoat and breeches

18th Century ball gown dress ensemble costume circa from 1752-1775. Made from very fine silk, lace and trim with embroidered.

Fashion Century ball gown dress ensemble costume circa from Made from very fine silk, lace and trim with embroidered small flower floral pattern in off white woven into the pale blue background. Hat decorated with millinery flower.

18th century waistcoat.  And how to embroider one.  LOVE.

Embroidering an 18th Century Waistcoat

Before the Automobile: 1780's stays

My favorite surviving century stays can be found in the Victoria & Albert museums collections. As my previous stays were starting to s.

Hand painted robe à la Française, 1750's-1770's        c. 1760 Jesuit        1770's robe à la Polonaise à coqueluchon         c. 1790 sil...

made by The Aristocat, a Finnish woman, self-taught amateur seamstress, making historical clothing, focusing on the and the century

18th century jacket pattern - the elbow part is the same as Claire's (blue) jacket from the 2nd half season. The back part gives a nice alteration to the #Outlander style

Flowery cotton Jacket (18th century)

century jacket pattern - the elbow part is the same as Claire's (blue) jacket from the half season. The back part gives a nice alteration to the style

working woman's outfit.  Note the shorter petticoat

This is a brown/orange petticoat. She has a bonnet on her head and under her petticoat is a white apron and has a skirt on.

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