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A History of Ladies’ Riding Jackets

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.

The History of the Frock Coat — Part 1

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.

Thread (Linen) Stockings

On July 5, 2007, Posted by , In 18th century, tagged in , , With Comments Off

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!

A Brown Wool Riding Jacket

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Construction of a brown wool riding habit for wear as an 18th century traveling costume.

A Quilted Wool Petticote

On July 5, 2007, Posted by , In 18th century, tagged in , , With 1 Comment

An article on quilted wool petticoats, worn for warmth in the 18th century, but also decorative. Also my attempts at replicating one.

A Safflower Frock Coat

On July 5, 2007, Posted by , In 18th century, tagged in , With 1 Comment

Bob’s safflower frock coat. Everyone loves a man in pink.

A Lady’s Habit Shirt

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A look at a shirt for an 18th century riding habit.

George II

On August 22, 2006, Posted by , In 18th century, tagged in , With Comments Off

The Georgian Period Gets Underway

The Revolutionary Era

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Revolts in America, France, Ireland…

18th century gallery

On August 22, 2006, Posted by , In 18th century, tagged in , With Comments Off

A gallery of photos of 18th century reenactment.