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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!!!



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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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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Our New Fabric!

Well actually we have two but we’ve only gotten round to listing the one yet…. But here it is: Maroon Embroidered Taffeta! 100% Polyester or Faux Silk It’s the fabric we made our first sack back out of so we can happily tell you that it’s great […]

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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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I.L.H.F This Weekend!

International Living History Festival 2nd-3rd April   We are so looking forward to packing up the car this weekend and heading off to Braintree in Essex. We have a beautiful slot in one of the barns and are eager to unpack our wares and get it set […]

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