Archive for the ‘18th century’ Category


July 19, 2011

I’ve always been lurking at the edges of the forset of Dress up dolls, today I wandered too far – I am now LOST!
First I found this adooooorable and intricate Yukata dress up, very cute.¬†And then, THEN I stumbled upon… The Marie Antoinette Dress Up Doll!!! *o*

Someone’s actually made it pretty 18th century accurate (read: far better than I’ve ever seen). I seriously don’t know how long I tried to decide on the right color for her belt! And yes, she has pink eyes!

Swedish fan

June 30, 2011

This is a post mostly based upon the fact that I’m Swedish, but I think all of us can appreciate great workmanship when we see it. ūüėČ
See, I was browsing the MET for my new Tumblr – Awesome fashions of all times, and I searched for what Swedish obejcts they might have. I came across this very elaborate fan from the 18th century, made by a Swedish¬†fellow named Carl Gustav Klingstedt in 1715‚Äď25.
The motif is somewhat macabre Рscenes from land and sea battles. I guess you would want to depict your countrys proudest moments where people can see them and Sweden was kind of a superpower in Europe in the 17th century and fought big battles, see. Prolly made sense back then Рbut to me it looks strange. XD

Swedish fan at the MET

Swedish fan at the MET






June 17, 2011

Does this dress scream “Frakk you world – Imma be a princess when I grow up!” or what? ;D

Jean-Etienne Liotard, 1702-1789, Chrisite's


May 19, 2011

Have you seen the FREE 18th century patterns LACMA has published on the site? Among other patterns, you can find one for this waistcoat:

Man's waistcoat at LACMA

A little over representation of male garments maybe, but still! ;P

Stylish awesomeness

April 28, 2011

OMG! Have you seen this?

It’s too beautiful to describe! I love how the designer has taken the male style of fashion that we see in this time¬†and given it a female shape, or taken the female shape of fashion and given it a¬† male style, or whatever, it’s so… awesome! The photographer says (in french, translated by me and google) that it is said to be from 1790 but may have been revisited in 1890. I don’t care! I want it!!!
   Now I need to finish my outfit! ^^;

Yes, why?

February 16, 2011

Sorry for taking so long with the comments, I’ll try to anwser them tonight! ^^; Here’s some entertainment:

The best ideas…

January 5, 2011

The best ideas were born in the 18th century!

Btw! Has anyone other than me noticed that there is a large part of us costumers out there who has cats feautured in our pics? Are costumers all cat people? =D

My cat Sol, inspecting the finished stays… =^.^=

Holiday Card 2010

December 23, 2010

Little has happened, but tis the season, so there’s lot to do. Like christmas cards… I thought I should¬†make a tradition out of this holiday card thing I started last year. Yes, I put them both together myself. ;P

To all of you out there –¬†Happy Holidays! =D

A summer adventure

November 26, 2010

I just found a few images from a summer adventure at Stjernsunds castle!

This castle was built in the early 1800’s, but there was an earlier castle on the same spot which dates back to the 17th century.¬†A few paintings of former inhabitants of the old castle still adorns the walls of the newer castle. I had the chance to see but not photograph 2 portraits of ladies from the 18th century, if I only could remember their names! XD

This is me, excited to go on the trip. ;P

The interior furnishing and decor is from the 1850’s, here’s a photo of the neo rococo furniture in a salon – love love loved it! Photo: Philip H√•kanson, read more about the castle and see more photos¬†here.

The huge lock on the door – after entering, photography was prohibited.

Are you still there?

November 26, 2010

Hope you’re still reading! XD Yes, this job stole a lot of sewing-time – but the truth is I already was extreeeeeemely bored with sewing on the trim! I have however noticed that I can steer my motivation for different projects. My motivation for this project was low for quite a while, but by starting to loook through my neglected blog feeds and watching The Duchess (again) – my motivation is growing! ;D
So, today I’m spending the day at home, being sick. I have christmas presents to make – but when they’re done I think I’ll take up the trimming again! ;D
And here’s a lol for ya:

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