Sunday, June 2, 2013

A New Blog!


For ages, I've wanted to create a second blog for my antique clothing, and today, I finally did!

The Fashionable Past--Antiques!

The first post is on an 1880s evening bodice that I wrote about for Your Wardrobe Unlock'd. An easy start!

I do have a sizeable antique clothing collection, and it's full of fascinating information. Most of the clothes are wonderfully ordinary, and all of them have loads of interesting construction details. My collection ranges from the 1790s to the 1920s.

I am going to try to be good about updating (I know, I know, I still haven't posted all of the Williamsburg wardrobe here!). Photographing, measuring, writing, do take time! I think my new anglaise took less time than the average article on an antique. But it is summer vacation in four days, so we'll see what happens!


  1. Yay! Good for you! I know what you mean about researching and writing taking ages, but your articles are always so good that I'll look forward to every one, no matter how frequent (or infrequent) your postings are :)

    :) V

  2. thank you very much for the article, it's very useful in my current sewing projects. it's often so difficult to figure out how the things were made, without the originals at hand, and especially the inside is such an hidden mystery in most of the cases. I still have one question to ask, I just didn't get it, the eyelets in the boning go through the steel? or how? how did they do that?
    :) Mila