18th century garters

The girl let out a giggle as her skirts fell to the floor. They crumpled about her feet in a heap and Jack simply grinned. “Darling stockings you have there.” Yet again she let out a squeal, eagerly grasping at the silken garters with trembling hands.

Fashionable 18th Century ball gown dress ensemble costume circa from 1752-1775. 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.

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.

Before the Automobile: 1780's stays, 2012

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

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

Embroidering an 18th Century Waistcoat

Before the Automobile: 18th century clothing

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

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.

Very useful guide to silk fabric woven patterns organized by decades of the 18th century.

The big stylized patterns from the beginning of century tend to disappear for big spaces lefts without designs & they are finally replaced by stripes & small flowers. Colours are light and rich, dark colours are rare to be found

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