18th Century

Any costume falling under the 18th century time frame, 1700-1799

Marie Antoinette: Progress

marie antoinetteDuring the summer of 2015, I made the popular “blue dress with red belt” gown from the Sophia Coppola movie Marie Antoinette. I’ve been drooling over this gown ever since I first saw the movie in 2006. I’m so happy I finally made it!

Interesting fact: This gown is what spurred my obsession with 18th century clothing. I started doing the research for it several years ago, and fell down the rabbit hole. All of the pieces I have made until now were honestly practice for this one. I am extremely proud of how it turned out! It is one of the most accurate movie replicas I’ve made, if not the most accurate. (more…)

Pink Polonaise Gown: Progress

polonaise-anachrocon(< -Image taken by Todd Dissinger at Anachrocon 2015 with Catherine Fowler) More detailed construction notes and pics tbd, but this is a late 18th century polonaise style gown. I drafted the pattern from the book, The Cut of Women’s Clothing. (more…)

Original 18th Century Gown: Gallery

This is my very first 18th century gown, and meant to be more of a practice dress. I purposefully used not 100% accurate materials since it was for practice, and I got them for super cheap. Its not perfect and I have a bit more to work on execution-wise, but it was fun to make and is still super pretty!

The first batch of images were taken at Callanwolde Fine Arts Center by Dim Horizon Studio. I had just shot another costume and had the same makeup on, and also did a super quickie “hedgehog” style by shoving frizzy hairpieces under my hat, haha. Not accurate, but I think it looks pretty and avante garde in a way. :)

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