1767 Princess Carolina dress

1767 Princess Carolina dress: hoop petticoat

I was experimenting with several shapes but ended up with this one, developed by a theatre seamstress – easy to make, practical and variable. With just a rough idea on the pattern, I started with a rectangle. The wavy line is actually a tunnel for the wire. Do not forget to use an insulated wire… Continue reading 1767 Princess Carolina dress: hoop petticoat

1767 Princess Carolina dress

1767 Princess Carolina dress: bloomers

I am not entirely sure if ladies wore some sort of panties back in 1767. However, bloomers are very useful – they protect your modesty, protect you from getting cold and if you are made of resin, bloomers protect your butt from being scratched by a doll stand. Original bloomers from 19th century were not… Continue reading 1767 Princess Carolina dress: bloomers