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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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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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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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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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Chalke Valley History Festival

Wahoo…It’s Chalke Valley History Festival time again…. We had so much fun last year, meeting a whole new crowd of reenactors and endlessly talking to the public about 18th century fashion that we’re back again this year! Our underwear research has taken us deeper into men’s costume […]

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One for the Photo Album!

Shaping the Body York Castle Museum   A few months ago we got an opportunity to work on a couple of hoops for the York Castle Museum. They were looking into opening an exhibition based on the various historical methods of manipulating the body into the fashionable […]

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After the International Living History Festival…

The I.L.H.F Market At Cressing Temple – Braintree It has been a wonderful weekend. The market was fab and fun, and with lots and lots of great conversations about costumes…mmmm…costumes. Thanks to everyone who came over for a chat and we’re going to include a few dodgy […]

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