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Welcome!

This is a bit of a scrap book of some of the images, issues and interesting info (all the i’s) we’ve found as we’ve studied eighteenth century costume.

To access and read the following posts please click on the ‘costume research’ link or ‘news’ link on each post. For some reason not all the posts instantly take you to them an you often have to click this extra bit – we’re trying to get this sorted!!!

 

 

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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Two New Linens!

Two New Linens!

Two New Linens Welcome to these new editions… 100% Linens, both 54″ wide, both from our Basic Linen Range and two very different colours! Meet Turquoise and Beige!

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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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