The Best 18th Century Costume Sewing Patterns August, 2022

18th century costume sewing patterns

Have you just binge-watched Outlander or Poldark? Are you desperate to try your hand at sewing an 18th century costume or looking to expand your current collection? Fortunately there are a wealth of historically-accurate 18th century clothing patterns for you to craft your dream outfit. The American Duchess Guide to 18th Century Dressmaking The leading … Read more

American Duchess: How One Artist Started a Shoe Sensation

Illustrator and designer Lauren Stowell started the 18th Century sewing blog American Duchess but struggled to turn it into a feasible income. Forced to sell her precious antique finds on Etsy she hit upon a revelation that would change her life for good. She discovered that historical footwear – made new to modern sizes – … Read more

The Costs of Online Costume Fame

The costume world is a passionate crowd and for that very reason you can probably name a good few people you’ve never met who manage to fill your social media feeds. Whether you call them bloggers, vloggers or influencers, we spoke to a few of the many internet-savvy costumers to have gone viral on the … Read more

This Photographer Recreated Rembrandt with IKEA Products!

Dirdal Rembrandt card Christmas IKEA

Norwegian photographer Stig Håvard Dirdal was commissioned to produce Christmas cards for  Stavanger Foto, a camera shop on the west coast of Norway. “Being granted full creative freedom in making the card, I went back to the old masters for inspiration. The Anatomy Lesson of Dr. Nicolaes Tulp by Rembrandt in 1632 was a fantastic starting point for my … Read more