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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 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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Some of our Study Session Notes…

1780’s Coats – The Study Book We decided to make a couple of research books really getting into the nitty gritty details of some of the coats we’ve been studying – particularly showing the inner details of tailoring and cut. The above image is a coat from […]

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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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Bath Fashion Museum Study Session – no.18 and 19

Bath Study Session 4-8-16 Our notes are getting confusing so we’ve decided to start numbering our study sessions. This is some images from our now 18th and 19th study session at the Bath Fashion museum. In these 2 sessions we were finishing looking at a 1780s Coat […]

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An 1805 Ensemble….

Gun Deck Tea Time! Our task was to create a complete outfit that would’ve been suitable for a lieutenant’s wife on a Napoleonic gun deck for an 1805 reenactment. What an excuse for a perfect bit of research! We studied 5 shifts at Bath, 3 corset options […]

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More 18th c Costumes from Bath….

Georgian Costume Display Bath Fashion Museum There is just one little dress in this post. One dress that kind of sticks like a thorn in our understanding of these early years during the 1700s. The Cunningtons (’64) in their book ‘Handbook of English Costume in the 18th […]

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Art du Tailleur (Ed.1769)

The Humbly Attempted Translation of the Art du Tailleur (Ed.1769) by Francois-Alexandre-Pierre de Garsault First off we’d like to say that we don’t speak french. This is a terrible faux-pas and something we need to take a bit more seriously as our research continuously leads us into […]

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Bath Fashion Museum Exhibition Feb 2016

Bath Fashion Museum Georgian Section of Exhibition – Feb ’16 We just wanted  to start listing up some of the gowns we felt interesting in their museum exhibition. We took a quick nip down after one of our study sessions and thought we’d put up some of […]

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