Ever wonder why women dress how they do when horseback riding? Curious as to the history of equestrian gear? Here is a quick history of ladies’ riding habits from the archives of Reconstructing History.
Ever wonder how the frock coat came to be? Wonder why late Victorian frock coats look nothing like late 17th century frock coats? Here is a quick history of the frock coat from the archives of Reconstructing History.
Construction of a brown wool riding habit for wear as an 18th century traveling costume.
An article on quilted wool petticoats, worn for warmth in the 18th century, but also decorative. Also my attempts at replicating one.
The most popular material for stockings in the 18th century wasn’t wool and it wasn’t cotton. It was linen. Knit yourself a pair of thread stockings and be period!