Sunday, February 26, 2012

My Favorite 18th Century Fashion Designers

Dollies' Dressmaker
http://www.dolliesdressmaker.com
I love Cindy's unique designs, such as her sacque-back and caraco gowns, because they look like they were inspired by Janet Arnold, who had created a pattern book based on real 18th century English gowns. Her pretty and sturdy panniers are also sold at reasonable prices and give the gown historically accurate shapes. She also reproduces dresses that you might see in the American Girl book illustrations, such as Felicity's brown church gown.

Heirloom Doll Designs (Sdls275)
http://myworld.ebay.com/sdls275/
I've seen her 18th century gowns go for as high as $300. They look like exact replicas of museum pieces, replete with decorated flat straw hats and multiple stomachers. 


Doll Clothes of Yore
http://www.yoreclothes.com/
I appreciate Emily's designs because she attempts to use serpentine shapes and ruffles that were popular in the 18th century. She also is willing to experiment with draping, and has created lovely polonaise-style gowns.

Terri's Touch
http://www.etsy.com/shop/terristouch
Terri's gowns are simple, elegant, and always well-made. She also makes caraco style gowns.


Dollies' Dressmaker Sacque-back gown.


Dollies' Dressmaker Caraco jacket.


Doll Clothes of Yore


Heirloom Doll Designs (Sdls275)


Terri's Touch

1 comment:

  1. Hello! just started blogging again and came across yours-thank you for showing off my works :)

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