The American Duchess Guide to 18th Century Dressmaking is the definitive how-to book for historically accurate Georgian sewing and 18th century historic costuming. From beginners to advanced historic costumers and cosplayers, The American Duchess Guide to 18th Century Dressmaking has projects for everyone, from simple caps, aprons, and neck handkerchief to advanced gown construction for four common types of Georgian dress: The English Gown, the Sacque (Robe a la Francaise), the Italian Gown, and the Round Gown. Follow each step-by-step, photographed and illustrated project to create beautiful, period-correct garments and accessories. Learn fitting on-the-body and how to dress correctly from the inside out, all included in this beautiful full-color book.

The American Duchess Guide to 18th Century Beauty

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40 projects for period-accurate hairstyles, makeup, and accessories by Lauren Stowell and Abby Cox....

The American Duchess Guide to 18th Century Dressmaking

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How to Hand Sew Georgian Gowns and Wear Them With Style. The definitive 18th century hand-sewing how-to source book....

Simplicity 8578 18th c. Robe a la Francaise Sewing Pattern

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A gorgeous Simplicity sewing pattern for a women's 18th century sacque / robe a la francaise gown with gown, petticoat, and comperes front stomacher....

Simplicity 8579 18th Century Underpinnings Sewing Pattern

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A great Simplicity sewing pattern for women's 18th century underpinnings - mid-18th century stays (corset), shift, and pocket hoops....

Simplicity S8941 Regency Gown & Robe Sewing Pattern

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A beautiful and easy-to-sew Simplicity sewing pattern for a Regency era round gown and open robe....

Simplicity 8161 18th Century Costume Pattern

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An easy Simplicity sewing pattern for a women's 18th century costume in two versions - gown or bodice with separate stomacher, and petticoat....

Simplicity 8162 18th Century Underpinnings Sewing Pattern

$12.00

A great Simplicity sewing pattern for women's 18th century underpinnings - mid-18th century stays (corset), shift, and pocket hoops....

Simplicity 8411 18th Century Costume Sewing Pattern

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A great Simplicity sewing pattern for a women's 18th century French court style gown with panniers....

About Us

American Duchess is a small, historical, reproduction footwear company based in Reno, Nevada, USA. It was born from one costumer's inability to find elegant, affordable, comfortable and historically accurate footwear. Partnering with a community of hundreds of frustrated costumers around the world, we now manufacture a growing line of beautifully hand crafted Renaissance, 18th Century, Regency, Edwardian and Victorian shoes as well as reproduction shoe buckles and silk stockings.

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