Posts Tagged ‘Regency Gowns. Regency fashion’

jane-bennet-housecoat-replicajane-in-house-dressThe blog, Pemberley Couture, features a gallery of costumes made by Anna Kristine. She has made copies of Jane Bennet’s coat from Pride and Prejudice 2005, and the yellow dress Gwynneth Paltrow wore as Emma.

Click here to see the rest of her selections.

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I’ve just ordered this fabulous book, and can’t wait to see it in person. Contained within its pages are luscious photographs like these:

Yellow silk taffeta dress (1803) with black silk net shawl with polychrome floral embroidery, and yellow and green silk knit pineapple reticule (c. 1800) with trimmings of silver beads and tassels.

Order information for the book:

Fashion: The Collection of the Kyoto Costume Institute (Hardcover)

My other post about the Institute:

Kyoto Costume Institute

Create Your Own Pineapple Shaped Reticule

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Dressing History provides an entire section on reproductions. Included is this open robe, inspired by a costume at the Victoria and Albert Museum. The site also provides images of originals for study or to purchase.

Historical Heroines Pasttimes: Embroidery by Leah Braemel is filled with great information about embroidery in the Georgian and Regency era, such as the following quote:

If she’s in late Georgian or Regency times or later, your heroine will have a tiny pair of gold scissors – often in the shape of a stork. Many times the embroiderer will tie a piece of lace or embroider a small square with a saying and attach it to the scissors and pin them to her dress so she doesn’t lose them. Or she may wear a ‘chatelaine’ which is almost like a priest’s stole with a pocket for her scissors.

Writing.com offers this interesting quote about mobcaps:

Bonnets give place to mobcaps, a ruffled cap that helps to restrain a lady’s hair at night; the cap is used to keep the many greases and oils used on a woman’s hair off the pillow. It also helps to prevent long hair from tangling.

Read my post about Bonnets, Caps, and Hats.

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