18th century costume

Step back in time with our collection of elegant 18th century costumes. Discover top ideas to create a timeless look that will transport you to another era.
Regency, Clothes, Century Clothing, Historical Clothing, Dress Up, Colonial Dress, 18th Century Jacket, Costume Design, Historical Dresses

I realized yesterday that there are many garments I've never posted. Even some that I had shown or talked about progress with! I'm still in the process of taking pictures of everything I've made, so here are a few different styles of jackets that I've created over the last three years: Caraco Jacket, based on this original in the V&A. The fabric is a cotton chintz from the Williamsburg collection that came out a few years ago. My biggest issue was the unusual shape of this garment. It was…

Susan Choquette
The Sewing Goatherd: Cardboard 18th Century Stays

I have just over a month to make an 18th century ensemble for myself. There's a Rococo picnic I want to attend happening at the end of April. At this moment, I have nothing quite acceptable to wear. My 18th century wardrobe currently consists of a shift, an under petticoat, a pair of shoes, and a white linen cap (not yet blogged). A few more layers are required for me to be a properly dressed Rococo lady. The stays I've been procrastinating on for well over a year? Yeah, those have got to…

Bridget Clancy
Cosplay, Vogue, 18th Century Clothing, 18th Century Dress, 18th Century Jacket, 18th Century Costume, Historical Dresses, 18th Century Dresses, Century Clothing

With our guild's upcoming 18th C Picnic in Balboa Park this coming Saturday I finally kicked myself in the butt last month to replace my earlier red floral linen caraco that was too short-waisted for me. Every time I raised my arms or stood up from a chair, there was a gap between the jacket and the skirt. I actually tried to find some more of the linen to remake one but had no luck since I bought it about 5 years ago. I had lucked out buying this fabric while at Michael Levine's in the LA…

Elizabeth Julia