Regency

Sailor and Pirate Attire 1680-1725 Part 2

Sailor and Pirate Attire 1680-1725 Part 2

The popular image of the pirate is very different from the reality of C17th and C18th seamen - and how did that look even come to mean "pirate"? Katherine explains...

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Constructing a Late 18th c Calash

Constructing a Late 18th c Calash

The calash bonnet is one of the most intriguing 18th century accessories. Serena makes a historically accurate example.

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Early 19th Century Rouleau Trims

Early 19th Century Rouleau Trims

In the 1810s and 1820s rouleaux, or bias tubes of fabric, were a go-to trend for trimmings. Astrida shows us some inspirational examples.

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Military Inspired Hat Pompoms

Military Inspired Hat Pompoms

During the Regency many women wore hats designed after early C19th military styles. Here's how to make the distinctive pompoms.

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Regency Children's Clothes

Regency Children's Clothes

What's a reenacting mum to do when the kids are too big for baby clothes and too small to be mini grown-ups? Regency toddler style!

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Regency Baby Clothes

Regency Baby Clothes

A child’s development during the Regency period could be charted by the clothes he or she wore. Here's how to clothe the newest of the new.

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Regency Riding Habit, c.1810

Regency Riding Habit, c.1810

Izabela shows you how to recreate a habit much like the beautiful example in Kyoto, and even tests it for us, on horseback!

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Fashion Forecast: Jan - March 1812

Fashion Forecast: Jan - March 1812

A closer look at fashions for Winter 1812 from Ackerman's Repository and La Belle Assemblée, presented here for competition hopefuls!

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Making a Close Bonnet of c.1810

Making a Close Bonnet of c.1810

The bonnet is the iconic accessory of the early nineteenth century: Serena shares how to construct a Close Bonnet of c.1810.

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Fashion Forecast: Oct-Dec 1812

Fashion Forecast: Oct-Dec 1812

A closer look at fashions for Autumn 1812, gathered from the pages of Ackerman's Repository and presented here for competition hopefuls!

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Fitting Regency Gowns

Fitting Regency Gowns

Even Regency period gowns, with their simple, geometric shapes, present issues with fitting. Nicole investigates.

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The Regency Petticoat 1790-1820

The Regency Petticoat 1790-1820

Examining and challenging myths and assumptions about the petticoat’s style, use and nature during the Regency period. 

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Fashion Forecast: July-Sept 1812

Fashion Forecast: July-Sept 1812

A closer look at fashions for Summer 1812, gathered from the pages of Ackerman's Repository and La Belle Assemblée.

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Making an 1812 Muslin Gown

Making an 1812 Muslin Gown

Serena takes us step-by-step through constructing an 1812 spotted muslin dress by traditional hand- stitching methods.

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Fashion Forecast: Apr–Jun 1812

Fashion Forecast: Apr–Jun 1812

A closer look at fashions for Spring 1812, gathered from the pages of Ackerman's Repository and La Belle Assemblée.

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A Regency Baby Gown

A Regency Baby Gown

Amanda analyses a rare find and compares it to museum examples around the world so that the techniques can be recreated accurately.

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Designing with a Regency Eye

Designing with a Regency Eye

The nuts and bolts of Regency:  how to be original, innovative AND authentic when Regency costumes are so often reproduced.

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Unusual Regency Costume

Unusual Regency Costume

Discovering ways to make your costumes distinctive and imaginative within the realms of historical accuracy.

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Turban Headdresses

Turban Headdresses

Reproduce authentic looking turban headdresses - as well as the beautiful ornamental pins that were used to secure and decorate them.

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Miniature Portraits & Mourning Jewelry

Miniature Portraits & Mourning Jewelry

Two easy techniques, using polymer clay, to create beautiful and convincing portrait and mourning jewelry appropriate for the 18th and 19th centuries.

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