The American Duchess Guide to 18th Century Dressmaking
Whether you wish you could time travel to the court of Versailles, the Highlands of Scotland, or Colonial Williamsburg in the 18th-century, this comprehensive guide will walk you through how to make and wear your 18th century dream gown.
Lauren Stowell and Abby Cox of American Duchess have endeavored to make the impossible possible by bringing historically accurate dressmaking techniques into your sewing room. Learn how to make four of the most iconic 18th century silhouettes - the English Gown, Sacque Gown, Italian Gown, and Round Gown - using the same hand-sewing techniques done by historic dressmakers.
From large hoops to full bums, wool petticoats to grand silk gowns, ruffled aprons to big feathered hats, this manual has project patterns and instructions for every level of 18th century sewing enthusiast. With Lauren and Abby’s guidance, you’ll feel as if you just stepped out of an 18th century portrait. The American Duchess Guide to 18th Century Dressmaking demystifies 18th century fashion and sewing techniques so that you can wear these beautiful gowns with confidence and style.
Looking for historically accurate fabrics to make your gown? We have them! Shop for Colonial Williamsburg reproduction fabrics in our online store and at Tarpley, Thompson, and Company store in the Historic Area.
Paperback, 240 pages.