This was actually my Halloween costume from last year. I’m dressed as Claire Randall Fraser from Outlander, in an 18th century robe de anglaise. I wore it to a Halloween party that turned out to be a surprise wedding, and I had too much fun to get good pictures of the dress. So, this post… Read More Me as Claire Fraser from Outlander
We didn’t get pictures at the party– too busy having fun– so the quality isn’t great. As already discussed in my 18th century underwear post, and my post about my cosplay of Claire Fraser’s red dress, my approach to these costumes was to use patterns (from Reconstructing History) that are designed to reproduce 18th… Read More James Fraser, an 18th Century Gentleman
I am so proud of this dress! The is definitely one of the most challenging projects I have done. If you have been following along, you already saw a preview of my cosplay/ historical costuming in which I talk about what goes under the dress. Now I can tell you about the dress itself! (I… Read More THE RED DRESS!!
In case you are wondering why on earth I am sewing 18th century underwear, let me give a bit of backstory. I love making costumes (see my last Halloween costume), and I have done a bit of cosplay in the past. I have also thought that it might be fun to get into historical costuming,… Read More 18th Century Undergarments!
I have a bit of a secret corset obsession. Although the feminist in me dislikes the physical restriction of women that corsets historically represented, I can’t help but love them aesthetically. I have been wanting to make my own for awhile, and now I finally have! Awhile ago, I bought a corset kit to make… Read More Green Silk Corset