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Now on Patreon!!!

Well guys, we are now LIVE and READY on Patreon! Here’s our welcome vid – just done while in the midst of clearing and preparing the shop for re-opening 12th April!  

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Dress in a Week Challenge!

1760s – Dress in a Week Challenge Having spent the last few years solely working on replicas, this year (coz it’s a strange year) we decided to try and push ourselves, put what we’ve been learning into practise and see if we could make a gown in […]

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1760s Nightgown Research is going well!

1760s Nightgown Research is going well!

Latest GOWN update! As part of our 1760s dressmaking study, we’ve been replicating a 1760s nightgown and plan to release a book style pamphlet based on an original gown. To test out the instructions, we made this here dress. And very pleased we are with it too! […]

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Study Courses???

Your Feedback Needed: Having taken a sabatical now for over 3 years, and having spent much of that time in and out of museums and recreating original garments to understand their construction, we are nearly ready to come back to the world of costume making. However, we […]

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1750-60’s Robe a la Francais – Palais Galleria

1750-60’s Robe a la Francais – Palais Galleria

French Sack Back Gown: We’re turning attention to the 1760s at the moment and here’s a really simply sweet gown from the Palais Galleria. Check out the following images and also we have now created a 1760s Image page so you can find these images on that […]

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The Court Mantua vs The Stiff Bodied Gown

The Court Mantua vs The Stiff Bodied Gown Only in British Fashion! Don’t get excited -we’ve only just started researching so not all of our research will be up here yet, but we have embarked on a long ol’ journey to get our heads round a few […]

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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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