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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!!!

 

 

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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A Regency Edition!

A Regency Edition!

A new Cloth! We’ve just listed up this new fabric which is perfect, perfect, perfect for regency and Napoleonic costumes – it’s all pretty darn perfect for that soft Victorian Day dress. Let’s face it: this cloth is perfect in so many ways! It’s also ideal for […]

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A new Fabric!!!

A new Fabric!!!

Our Newest 100% Wool! It’s a strange ol’ loosely woven wool, accompanied with a fluffed up haze of soft wool! but its’ perfect for the under-breeches that we want to make copied from a pair in the Bankfield Museum in Halifax.   When we were first replicating […]

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Lichfield Georgian Festival!

Lichfield Georgian Festival!

It’s All About The Georgians! The Lichfield Georgian Festival 🙂 We’ve only just found out about this festival through a friend (a BIG thank you ) so, late as it is, they’ve managed to squeeze us in and we shall be attending! This will be the first […]

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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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Coleridge Cottage: The Return!

Heading Back to Coleridge 8th – 12th Sept Back in March we attended Coleridge Cottage as a display for their Dress like a Georgian Weekend. We’ve now been invited back in to do another display but bigger this time; with the whole of the Garden Room for […]

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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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The Return from Chalke Valley!

The Chalke Valley History Festival! I’m sure our vehicle weighed heavier on the way home from the festival because of all the mud, but there you go. Gown, petticoats, apron, boots, all needed a thorough banging out before they were even shown the inside of a washing […]

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Our New Buttons!

Our Lovely New Buttons! c.1765-75 These have been utterly based on some buttons from a Frock Coat in the Snowshill – we wanted to work on a replica and there was totally no point going to all the effort of copying the pattern and the construction techniques […]

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