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Simplicity 8578 and 8579 - TWO new 18th Century Patterns!

8 December 2017

Ladies, we are SO excited to finally announce two new 18th century American Duchess patterns from Simplicity!Simplicity 8578 is the Robe a la Francaise (Sacque) and petticoat and Simplicity...

New! "Forget Me Not" 18th Century Shoe Buckles

28 November 2017

Hi All!We're thrilled to announce that Kimberly Walters of Sign of the Gray Horse has created another gorgeous shoe buckle design! Copied off an original in a private collection,...

What to Do When Someone Else is Making the Same Dress As You...

27 November 2017

(....or has made the same dress...)Do it anyway!I've recently been eyeballing the 1660 bodice from the V&A, remembering how much I love the 1660s and that I've only made one gown...

American Duchess SALE!

24 November 2017

It's all you need to know.Just kidding, here's what you need to know...First... www.AmericanDuchess.com is the place. Then...20% OFF Classics: Londoner (tan) - Our gorgeous Edwardian...