As some of you know, I’m currently working on a 1625ish costume. Why so specific you may ask? Well because of The Three Mousquetaires and its 1979 soviet film adaptation :) everybody has that one movie that makes your 10 years self go wow! And no matter how bad the costumes are that movie will be the one. Watching it again i noticed that the costumes are only half bad. I mean there is NO proper foundations at all but there are clearly some references to 17th century dutch painting. So let’s celebrate those 70s polyester costumes that inspire fellow costume makers to jump into historical sewing! What movie made you tick ? #movies#nostalgia#bornintheussr#threemouseketeers#historicalsewing#17thcentury#17thcenturyfashion
It is little known that #CharlesI first made a visit to Carisbrooke Castle aged 17 when Prince of Wales August 1618
Long before the troubled times of conflict.
An #Elizabethan well house still standing to this day a familiar sight to him
I have not worked with silk satin before, it is so darn pretty! I love the rich sheen that it gives off, and it feels gorgeous!! 😍 I might have way too many video clips that are just me stroking the pretty pretty fabric.
Also, I mentioned to Mr. Donner that I needed some wood for a busk, and asked if he happened to have any that I could use, and he went out to his woodshop to make one for me 🤩
Side question: does anyone know where I can get handmade needles small enough for sewing? The ones I have now were a gift, and are starting to get a little old.
Mock-up for the 1640-60 stays done! I posted a short video showing me putting them together, link in my profile for those of you interested in that sort of thing.
Mid 17th century fashion calls for a 'off the shoulder' look but this is VERY off my shoulder, I think I need to raise it a smidge!
In my hand luggage on Easyjet yesterday was a recent purchase, a portrait of William III, Prince of Orange and King of England, shown here propped up against a wall, still awaiting a permanent position, with another view in the second image. The painting is from the studio of Gottfried Kneller, or Sir Godfrey, as he became in England, who amazingly trained with both Rembrandt in Amsterdam and Bernini in Rome, before becoming court painter to William and Mary, his studio producing endless versions of the monarchs' likenesses. Although the painting itself is perfectly nice, it is not particularly special, as many versions of it exist, and we wouldn't have bought it if it were not contained in the original spectacular carved and gilt trophy frame, which makes it a truly exceptional object, highly desirable for frame fetishists such as ourselves. The shape and construction of the frame would seem to suggest it may originally have served as an elaborate crest placed on a larger frame, possibly a depiction of one of William's many military conquests, but that's pure speculation. If you suddenly experience slight feelings of déjà vu, that might be entirely possible, as this piece has featured before on this medium and is in fact our very first Instagram-purchase, courtesy of @roypreciousfineart, to whom many thanks! #oldmasters#oldmasterpaintings#williamiii#williamandmary#17thcentury#trophyframe#frame#portrait#artcollecting#artcollectors