This is the home for everything even remotely related to my Charlotte Corday recreation based on Paul Jacques Aime Baudry’s 1793 painting Charlotte Corday!
- I discussed my initial plans in this picture-heavy brain dump of a post.
- Then I did more research and updated my plans in this more coherent post. And I decided on a working sketch.
- I made serious progress on my half-boned 18th-century stays a few weeks (*cough* months) later.
- Then I made a semi-accurate 1790s quilted rump to give me that 1790s butt.
- And then I worked some extant-garment-interpreting magic and made 2 petticoats that will fit both the 1790s and 1770s undergarments! And it’s kinda a tutorial so you can follow along 🙂
I should have linked to all of these in blog posts, but I probably haven’t, and they’re all really, really great resources for recreating the 18th century.
- JP Ryan’s Robe à L’Anglaise pattern
- Butterick 4484 stays pattern
- A really useful tutorial on a traditional 18th century petticoat and how to put it on, by Koshka the Cat
- A great discussion by Demode Couture about different 18th century supports
- Rococo Atelier’s posts about making speedy 18th-century stays
- Centuries Sewing’s post on how to tied off 18th-century spiral lacing on stays
- Before the Automobile’s tutorial for an 18th-century shift
- American Duchess’s tutorial for traditional 18th-century petticoats
- A great article on how to set-in those funky 18th-century sleeves by Koska the Cat
- An amazing collection of information about what fabrics were available to 18th-century women
- American Duchess’s look at different 18th-century gowns
- And a look at the difference between a Robe a la Polonaise and a Robe a retroussé (not pertinent to Corday, but fascinating)