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A Dress for Charlotte Rose | Sew Decades Ago

In the early summer of 2017, I was commissioned by director Walcene Metayer and costume designer Rebecca Joy Lewis to create an authentic dress for the Civil War Era film The Fighting Road. It was …

Civil War Skirt and Blouse: Right or Wrong?

If you're a first-time reenacting lady, heading for "sutler row" to buy your first outfit, you'll see them everywhere. Beautiful billowing white peasant blouses and lovely full flowered skirts. Perfect! You find a set in your size and POOF! You're a reenactress! Then you get on a reenactor online forum and you see this discussion about "the dreaded skirt and blouse combo." You read it and you're in the dumps - apparently the mismatched skirt and blouse are ALL WRONG and were never worn…

Southron Creations: Anatomy of a Civil War Sheer Dress

Warm weather is here and for Civil War reenactors, it's time to bring out those sheer dresses! Wait, sheer dresses, you ask? The modest Victorians actually wore outfits that you could see through? Yes indeed! After all, what was there to see? Lots of undergarments, that's what! :) At the 150th Kennesaw reenactment fashion show, I kept cool in my light weight sheer! Reenactors are often asked in the summer time whether they are hot in their 1860s outfits. The answer is, if you are wearing the…

Elliptischer Rock (TV247) - Nehelenia Patterns

Tageskleid um 1865 Ein typisches Rockmodell der späten Krinolinenzeit, das über einer elliptischen Krinoline getragen wird. Der weite Bahnenrock wird an jeder Naht in Falten gelegt und mit einem Taillenband eingefasst. Die ausladende Rückseite wird einige Zentimeter breit am Taillenband eingekräuselt. Der Rock hat eine wunderbare Weite von 4,62 m. Alle Größen in einer Packung (= Taillenumfang 50 - 110 cm). Tageskleid 1860er Jahre

Since we help to host  three Civil War balls  in the South Carolina Upstate, we often get questions about what a Civil War ball dress loo...

Since we help to host three Civil War balls in the South Carolina Upstate, we often get questions about what a Civil War ball dress looks like. Some folks think all you need is a Big Skirt and presto - an 1860s ball gown! Um, sorry folks - not quite! :) Think of how fashion works today. Can you immediately tell the different between a 1981 wedding dress and a 2011 wedding dress? Of course! But let's a say a Time Traveler from AD 2200 looks at a photo of Princess Diana and Princess Kate side…

Civil War Era Ball Gowns | Ladies Tea - War from a Feminine Perspective | American Civil War Forums

Many of us will be missing out on the usual round of holiday parties this year. It got me thinking about the sort of gowns worn by Washington City ladies...

Victorian dress belt called a Medici belt

Today's post was contributed by my friend and fabulous costumer Sue Woods. I am always flabbergasted by her beautiful handmade historical costumes as well as drool worthy collection of vintage clothing. I knew she would be the perfect person to give us all some tips on how to get started with Victorian costuming, especially the

Inspired by 1860s working class women's fashion. A great costume for a Civil War reenactment!

1860s Civil War Era Dress: This dress was inspired by a number of old photographs of 1860s dresses. The style presented here better represents the clothes worn by the working class rather than the upper class. To make this dress you will need: About seven metres of fabric…

Southron Creations: How To Choose A Civil War Fabric

It's pretty... but NOT authentic! My first dress was a lovely solid blue polyester that looked sorta like cotton. I put black soutache trim on it and felt "perty." Later I discovered that my choices of fabric and trim were completely wrong! So, in order to save you some aggravation, I've asked the lovely Jennifer McCardell Green if I can repost her awesome Fabric Overview! So here you go - a summary of how to choose Civil War fabric! ~Heather Which Fabric To Choose? In the world of period…

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