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Podcast Episode 12: Chelsea G. Summers and the Birth of Vintage

19 October 2017

Hey Y'all!Abby here and I am so excited to share with you all the latest episode of Fashion History with American Duchess. We're really excited about these next couple of episodes because...

The Robe a la Turque - Part 3 - Shalwar Puffy Pants

3 October 2017

Before I forget about all the trials and tribulations (and sometimes fun) I had making my Turkish costume for Costume College 2017, I better tell you about one of the most enjoyable...

Jane Austen Festival in Pictures

29 September 2017

How remiss am I in sharing photos, proper photos, from the Jane Austen Festival. So remiss! In fact, when I opened up this draft post to see how far I'd gotten, this is all I had..."Photos...

The American Duchess Guide - Previews!

18 September 2017

Lovelies, we are so excited to finally be able to give you all a sneak preview and some behind-the-scenes info on our upcoming book, The American Duchess Guide to 18th Century Dressmaking....