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1889's Fall Fashions

The Fall Trends of October 1889, according to Godey’s Lady Book, the leading women’s fashion magazine of the Victorian era.

Fig. 1. Ulster of dark blue cloth, belted into the waist. 57 more words

Victorian fashion as an inspiration

I started this series of illustration while was doing research on Victorian fashion. At the same moment, I was working on my set of figure drawing templates… 39 more words


A Chat with a Ladies' Tailor: 1888


He Discourses on High Art in Woman’s Dress and Mysteries of the Wardrobe.

“It is a good deal more trouble to fit a lady than you would imagine,” said a fashionable ladies’ tailor, as he sat in his elegantly furnished office and motioned to his servant to bring a chair for his visitor, “because, you see, ladies are very peculiar. 682 more words

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Death at the Needle

Author Mimi Matthews guests today, writing about the tragic life of the seamstresses who made those wonderful gowns we salivate over in historical romances. For those of you not familiar with Mimi Matthews’ blog, it’s one of the best researched historical fashion and culture websites out there. 163 more words

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Victorian Slide Jewelry

Before the invention of the wrist watch, Victorian women would wear their hunter case watches as a necklace, adding ornate, engraved pieces to the chain. Thus, slide jewelry was born! 83 more words

Being Hot the Wrong Way: Heat Remedies in the 19th Century

You would not want to experience a sultry summer in the 19th century, of that I’m sure. Look at the picture of suffering Parisians. No tank tops for the women, no short pants or sandals for the men. 111 more words

19th Century Paris