Portfolio of Bespoke Work

2018

1740s everyday middlin class, British Isles
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    Skye 1
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    Skye 2
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    Skye 4
​​100% hand sewn by Timesmith Dressmaking
Consisting of: jacket in red Harris Tweed, blue and white striped linen petticoat
Underpinnings: linen shift, fully boned back-lacing linen stays, "hip improver" bum pad, wool under-petticoat
Accessories: linen cap with red silk ribbon trim


OTHER:
Hat: HatsPeriod
Mitts & apron: PennyRiverCostumes
Shoes: Sarah Juniper
Shoe buckles: Foxblade
Stockings: Fashions Revisited
Chatelaine: Sheldon Pewter

​Photos: Barbara Olds
Location:  Isle of Skye, Scotland
1770s gentry class, England
100% hand sewn by Timesmith Dressmaking
Consisting of: "Italian Gown" worn retroussée (skirts tied up), made of hand blocked Indian cotton and fully lined in fine white linen, silk taffeta petticoat
Underpinnings: linen shift, linen stays, bum pad in linen ticking, linen underpetticoat, cotton pockets
Accessories: black silk "Brain Hat" decorated with white rose and thistle, cotton voile cap with silk ribbon poufs

​OTHER:
Shoes: Sarah Juniper
Shoe buckles: Foxblade Trading and Re-enactment Shoes
Silk stockings: Fashions Revisited
Chatelaine: Sheldon Pewter

Parasol: DellaCartaDecor on Etsy
Fan: Original 18th century, French (dressmaker's own)
Spectacles: Jas. Townsend & Son Inc. 
Necklace & earrings: damesalamode on Etsy

Photos: Adam Bell (left), HeritageFocus Photography (all others)
Location:  Gilbert White's House, Selborne, Hampshire, England