Wedding & Special Occasion Gowns

I have made all the wedding gowns for the women in my generation of my family. I’ve also made some pretty spectacular bridesmaids’ gowns, for both myself and others. This is the catalog of the purely 20th century gowns.


But it would be wrong to leave out these: this is the garment I made for the student fashion show at FIT in spring of 1988. That red and yellow dress with the arrows, I did that. Including covering the hat frame in endless rows of black straw. There are so many hours without sleep in this photograph that I’m still sleepy looking at it.


My cousin Anne Marie Smith, and my younger self


My sister-in-law, Amanda McMahon


thinking aloud about.........well stuffs


Gauge as Rx'ed

National Portrait Gallery blog

De Pinnulis et Palmaris

Camera Picta

De Pinnulis et Palmaris

Schaeffer Arts

De Pinnulis et Palmaris


History Written Cheap

Portfolio: Vika Grigina z Prahy

Being a compendium of works gathered by the Friends of Vika.

Eva's historical costuming blog

De Pinnulis et Palmaris

Vika's Vexatious Vestments

De Pinnulis et Palmaris

A Study in Textiles

De Pinnulis et Palmaris

The Seventeenth Century Lady

Thy source for the A-Z of 17th-century history!

Clothing the Low Countries

Researching & Re-creating Flemish and Netherlandish clothing from 1480-1620

Fashioning Nostalgia

De Pinnulis et Palmaris



Fashion, Textile & Costume Librarians

An ARLIS/NA Special Interest Group Blog

Diversity at FIT

An inclusive, multicultural community

Sarah A Bendall

A blog about "deform'd" fashions from a Historian

Threading Through Time

The trials and tribulations of an over-enthusiastic seamstress learning to create period-correct historical items and fashions

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