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1620s women's clothing

Posted: Thu Jun 23, 2016 6:50 pm
by ladydetemps
So I'm finding it very hard to find images or sewing patterns for the 1620-30s. Can anyone point me towards any good blogs or sites? Even if it just shows construction.
I want to aim for something Constance Bonacieux from the three musketeers might have worn.
Every time I search for Stuart era I just get Tudor stuff. :/
Don't mistake me for the fancy dress brigade just coz I want to represent a character doesn't mean I can't be HA.

Re: 1620s women's clothing

Posted: Wed Oct 19, 2016 1:43 pm
by Mark Griffin
You've looked in Patterns of fashion, and the Nora Waugh book?

Re: 1620s women's clothing

Posted: Wed Oct 19, 2016 5:54 pm
by Merlon.
How about the two volumes on Seventeenth Century Women's Dress published by the V&A?

Re: 1620s women's clothing

Posted: Wed Oct 19, 2016 10:22 pm
by Henri De Ceredigion
ladydetemps wrote:So I'm finding it very hard to find images or sewing patterns for the 1620-30s. Can anyone point me towards any good blogs or sites? Even if it just shows construction. I want to aim for something Constance Bonacieux from the three musketeers might have worn. Every time I search for Stuart era I just get Tudor stuff. :/ Don't mistake me for the fancy dress brigade just coz I want to represent a character doesn't mean I can't be HA.


Ah, that is so good to hear, I often wonder if my desire to have an outfit similar to this would put out of place with people (so I am glad that there is someone who is looking for the female version).

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Re: 1620s women's clothing

Posted: Thu Oct 20, 2016 9:57 am
by Mark Griffin
whats holding you back in your desire Henri?

Re: 1620s women's clothing

Posted: Thu Oct 20, 2016 5:27 pm
by Henri De Ceredigion
Mark Griffin wrote:whats holding you back in your desire Henri?


In a nutshell, Mark, money. It's not easy having an interest in history when you only get £62 a week Carer's Allowance, (of which a third goes on food, a sixth on council tax and the rest in the bank for bills)

Re: 1620s women's clothing

Posted: Tue Aug 29, 2017 10:59 am
by onew1946
I want to buy some traditional dresses, so can anyone suggest me any place from where I can buy it at an affordable price?