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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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Berrington Hall Trip…a bit more

The Display at Berrington Hall While we were shut away in the store room at Berrington, sliding through the heavy door quietly every time we stopped for a tea break or lunch and nipping down the elegant staircase, we had an opportunity to take a moment and […]

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Our Newest Caps…

Mmm…New Caps! Another offspring from one of our study trips – that box of caps has produced many a beautiful item. Oh gosh we wish you could’ve delved into that box with us – each cap and coif were like a delicate snow drop from history – […]

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Our Berrington Hall Trip…

Study Session at Berrington Hall I think we have a new goal  for our business!: To plot as many patterns as possible from original coats, gowns, waistcoats etc so that you can begin to see the changes in the pattern cutting and see how they vary, develop […]

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June – The Months – J.June – 1749

June ‘The Months’ – 1749 J.June Details: – This is a lovely example of the ‘light flowery silks’ that is mentioned in A.Buck’s book (see our Bibliograhy link her for her book ‘Dress in the 18th C. England‘) which she says comes into fashion during 40s. This […]

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Our New Pocket Hoops!

Blue Linen Pocket Hoops Dated c. 1750-90   We have wanted to work on a replica of these for a while and finally got the chance when a Museum asked us to develop a pair of handmade pocket hoops. We straight away headed for the blue! These […]

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