American cotton print open robe, from the Vintage Textile archives. (You can make this with my Ladies' Portrait Dress pattern!

Before the Automobile: 1780's stays, 2012.  Absolutely gorgeous.

Before the Automobile: 1780's stays, 2012. Absolutely gorgeous.

C 1775 Cotton dimity robe ala anglaise. Both layers of bodice front close with laces which "can be pulled like drawstring" to adjust fit.

Stomacher detail from a 1725 Robe à la française at the Los Angeles County Museum of Art, Los Angeles

Stomacher detail from a 1725 Robe à la française at the Los Angeles County Museum of Art, Los Angeles

This blog is great inspiration for people who want to do period photo shoots! http://www.couturemayah.info/engprintjacket.html#

This blog is great inspiration for people who want to do period photo shoots! http://www.couturemayah.info/engprintjacket.html#

Robe a l’anglaise ca. 1770  From the Leeds Museum and Galleries  a touch a comfort of the 18th century

Robe a l’anglaise ca. 1770 From the Leeds Museum and Galleries a touch a comfort of the 18th century

18th Century Clothing, this outfit seems to me like it fits here.  I could see myself making something like this, and wearing something similar to the jacket.  I just really like this outfit.

18th Century Clothing, this outfit seems to me like it fits here. I could see myself making something like this, and wearing something similar to the jacket. I just really like this outfit.

ephemeral-elegance: “ Woven Half Mourning Dress, ca. 1790-1800  (Did they have mourning attire rules in 1790?  I thought that was more a thing in place once Victoria lost Albert?) ”

ephemeral-elegance: “ Woven Half Mourning Dress, ca. 1790-1800 (Did they have mourning attire rules in 1790? I thought that was more a thing in place once Victoria lost Albert?) ”

diario de una peineta: LA DIFERENCIA ENTRE EL TRAJE DE “FALLERA” Y EL DE “VALENCIANA”

diario de una peineta: LA DIFERENCIA ENTRE EL TRAJE DE “FALLERA” Y EL DE “VALENCIANA”

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