Getting Dressed in the 1800s

Here’s something interesting for all you fans of period/historical films. I’m sure you’ve been envious of a gown or two, and wondered what it would be like to live in that time and wear one like it. But maybe you’ve never thought about all the layers that go underneath, or what they all look like.

Here’s an informative youtube video showing a modern day costumer getting dressed in her lovely 1860s outfit, and demonstrating all the different layers and what they looked like.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Bq3JD52aNK0&feature=channel_page

And here’s another, showing how to get dressed in a rather complicated fashion of 1805.  This woman makes wonderfully accurate historical dresses- and they’re nearly all hand-sewn.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eO_4PnO8KDM&feature=channel_page

If you’re interested in seeing more of her work, here’s a link to her website:

http://www.koshka-the-cat.com/index.html

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