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Ancient Mariners Outfit

The Rhyme Of the Ancient Mariner The briefing was to create an Ancient Mariner’s Costume from an amazing selection of images that the client had dug out. To be honest, it made us want to research deeper into this type of working mariners costume as our research […]

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Teal 1770s Sack Back Gown

Another Dress Gone…:( 1770s Sack Back These clients gowns do end up sitting in our lives for a while and therefore we grow quite fond of them. However, this is a goodbye to a beautiful (totally chosen by the client!) sack back gown, or Robe a la Francais, […]

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The New Premises…

Celebration!!!! Our New Premises! I can’t quite believe it, but we’re finally here, a new beautiful workspace, a rather exciting shop (oooooh and some exciting books on historical costumes!!!) and a brand new space. This is a photo of the empty shop when we very first got […]

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Upcoming Living History Festival!!!

The International Living History Fest! 8th – 9th April 2017 Ok, so what’s this event about? It is a 2 day, weekend event of pure history. Reenactment groups from all over the country will be making their way to Cressing Temple for this gathering – bringing their […]

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Our Next Event is….

The National Living History Fayre Buckinghamshire Railway Centre! 25th – 26th February 2017 We’ve not been to this venue before! But it looks amazing and one that is full of character! Our stall will include our normal bits like: Costumes: – Our Stays Collection – The Shift […]

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Some New Trims!

New Trims Added!   We’ve been now to 2 warehouses, digging about in their depths to try and find some trims that might be useful to historical costume making.  This is the first lot of listings we’ve popped up, there should be some more coming so watch […]

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The Order of St John’s Museum

Our Next Event! Thursday 24th November 2016 We’ve been invited to a private event at the Museum of the Order of St John’s so we just thought we’d put up a post for the event. The theme is ‘Hogarth’ and therefore is celebrating all that’s early 1700s. […]

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Some quick Images of a pair of stays…

A Client’s Pair of Stays… c.1750s Caught in a midst of trying to finish these stays off for a client, we thought while we had a coffee break to post up some of the photo’s we’ve taken of these Stays being made. The client has chosen the […]

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Study Session no.7 – Berrington Hall

Another Wonderful Trip to Berrington Hall We just wanted to put a quick post up of our most recent trip to Berrington Hall – our main objective was to take a pattern from a 1720s coat and I also wanted to have a look at an early […]

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The Coleridge Cottage Adventure

HandBound Costumes at Coleridge Cottage The adventure began at a dull 7am start last Thursday morning. The car had already been packed the night before, so between our male mannequins head rolling about in the back and the number of fabric feet sticking up against the boot’s […]

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