Here is one of a set of shirts made for an important person in France. I don't think he would have really had any clothing made in England during the epoch but now there is an 'Entente Cordiale' :-)
Tuesday, 23 November 2010
Tuesday, 16 November 2010
Short gowns were worn for working or informal wear at home. They were popular from the 1760s and into the early 19th century. They were practical and were usually cut in a basic T-shape with triangular shaped inserts added to accomodate the petticoat worn underneath. Some examples from the early 19th century became shaped under the bust with a cord or seam to follow the cut of the Empire line.
Thursday, 4 November 2010
I completed this French Premiere Empire shabraque last week. In the past I've even taken measurements from a horse for a rug. That's what I like about this job, you never know what you might be making or who you might meet!