Historical Dresses from the 1700s by Astonishing Lady, Dr. Christine Na-Eun Millar

Try to comprehend the amazing Dr. Christine Na-Eun Millar who describes herself in a few words as a “historical costume designer, board-certified doctor, gamer, mother, wife. Not always in that order.” Baby Lock (sewing machines) ambassador, Christine is an endless inspiration to many proving just how much we all could do if we only had that fire in us. The fire is undeniable especially when it comes to her incredibly beautiful historical costumes. Her work has been featured in Vogue, NYTimes, LATimes, and her popularity reaches 113k on Instagram, just to prove that she’s a ‘people’s champ’ as well. Astonishing gowns from the 1700s seem to be Christine’s favorite to create, yet her hands turn to gold everything she touches. Anesthesiologist, by profession, she’s capable to balance her daily job, her art, and her beautiful family which you can see in the photos below where they’re all together modeling. “I need an outlet to sort of focus my creativity and my energy. I found that of all the mediums, sewing relaxed me the most,” the MD artist explains. Her hobby if we could call it like that, started as cosplays for Comic-Cons in NYC. “I learned to sew from after-school programs, local classes, and home economics class.” Now she has a full attic of her beautiful dresses (kept in boxes with their specific accessories). She loves to wear them to local events, balls in Europe, and photoshoots. What a lady!

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Photo credits: Dr. Christine Na-Eun Millar

She’s an anesthesiologist by day and a historical dress designer by evening. She’s a superhero with a beautiful family as well.

Dr. Christine Na-Eun Millar started her hobby through Comic-Con in NYC.


“I learned to sew from after-school programs, local classes, and home economics class.”

MD artist and her loving family. They really are from another time.


I started doing the embroidery by machine. I draw out or ‘digitize’ the embroidery on a computer, designating exactly where I want each stitch to be, and in what order.”

After that, I send it to Foto to do Perfil de Sewstine, my embroidery machine and have it stitch it out. It’s a lot of fun to see something you’ve made on a computer stitched out in silk.”

Her favorite cosplays were from historical movies like Sleepy Hollow.


 She loves the most to create a man’s court suit. Her husband has three and my son has one. 

At each moment she has at least 10 to 40 gowns she would love to make. If she could only stop the time.

Simpler dresses take around 40 hours to be made. While usually, it takes 80-100 hours.

A full-on embroidered court suit can take from 350-450 hours even!


The amazing lady, Dr. Christine Na-Eun Millar.

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