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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!!!



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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Bridgewater NLHF Market this weekend!

A Quick Reminder!!!! We just thought we’d put a quick post up to remind everyone that we are going to be at the National Living History Fayre SOUTH WEST near Bridgewater this weekend. Us, our costume range and our fabrics and extra bits, will all be travelling […]

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New in – Stripey 100% Cotton Fabric!

100% Cotton Light Canvas Red Stripes! We have listed a new fabric! This is a 100% Cotton fabric (click link here for product page!) that is like a slubby, lightweight canvas with slightly-darker-than-normal red stripes on a natural-looking, cream background. Its priced at £8 a mtr (hmmm…very reasonable […]

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Machine Made Pocket Hoops!

Machine Made Pocket Hoops! c.1750-1790 We’ve had these for a while listed up under the Hand Sewn Pocket Hoops but now they have a room of their own – no more twin sharing! What held us back before was we only had images of the Hand sewn […]

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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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A New Linen!

A New Brother for our Linen Family! We’ve had this one listed for a couple of weeks now, pending photos, and here they are! It’s a gorgeous blue, and the same fabric that we’ve used for our pocket hoops – click link here (although we’ll include a […]

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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 Good Medium Linen in Action!

A Bit More on Our 100% Linen – Medium Weight… We have realised that if you’re trying to make a decision about fabrics it makes it much easier if you can have a better understanding of the cloth you are trying to consider. This is just a […]

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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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