The American Duchess Guide to 18th Century Dressmaking
Just released from Page Street Publishing, The American Duchess Guide to 18th Century Dressmaking demystifies 18th century fashion and sewing techniques so that you can make and wear beautiful historic gowns with confidence and style. Written by Lauren Stowell and Abby Cox of American Duchess Inc.
Founded in 2011, the company has grown from a single product to more than 20 styles in several historical categories, reaching new customer groups and expanding at a rapid rate. Their goal is to continue to develop and bring to market well-made, accurate shoes for historical re-enactors, theater and opera companies, and the television and film industry. In 2014, the Newport Historical Society partnered with American Duchess Inc. to reproduce a pair of Edwardian shoes in their collection, which quickly sold out of stock!
By Lauren Stowell & Abby Cox
Page Street Publishing, 2017, 240 pages, Softcover