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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!!!

 

 

National Portrait Gallery – Edinburgh

National Portrait Gallery – Edinburgh

National Portrait Gallery: Edinburgh We had a Study Session booked at the National Collection Centre in Edinburgh last week. So off we set, across the country to have a look at some Eighteenth Century Stays, Shifts and Hoops. On arrival into Scotland we found we had a […]

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Whalebone Stays – Who Wore Them? Part 4

Whalebone Stays – Who Wore Them? Part 4

Whalebone Stays: Who Wore Them – Part 5 Images of Plebeian Women that are Unclear We have so many images gathered which we thought showed signs of a more controlled body look or which we thought could be used be used for the non-wearing stay argument but […]

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Totnes Fashion Museum Session

Totnes Fashion Museum (All Photos Courtesy of the Totnes Fashion Museum) I had the most amazing day with Julia Fox at the Totnes Fashion Museum when they were changing their displays. From a prior phone call she had 3 dresses waiting to be dressed onto their mannequins […]

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The Stomacher Styled Stays Problem

The Stomacher Styled Stays Problem

The Stomacher-Style Stays Problem: We are a bit bemused! (can we also just add here that we are currently unsure if this is a genuine dress – there seems to be no museum details ever attached to it and a Historian has looked at it and pointed […]

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Eighteenth Century Robes with Button Fronts

Eighteenth Century Robes with Button Fronts

Compere / Button Front Dresses: Here’s a list of dresses that have the button-front detail that we’ve found so far.We’ve included notes on each dress, so please feel free to comment, if you see we’ve missed anything. Also, two of the images from the internet and one […]

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The Loose Cuff Detail

The Loose Cuff Detail

I have just come back from an impromptu visit to London where I managed to grab about an hour in the National Portrait Gallery. I had to pretty much run round it and what I did manage to see I managed to make some extremely quick notes […]

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New website!

New website!

We have just had a new website built.. we are so happy with it!

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