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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!!!



Our Fine Linen in Action!

Our Fine Linen in Shift Form! The MMA Shift We thought we’d do a little post to display an item that some of our fabrics have been made up in so that you can get a better idea of what the fabric will do. This is our […]

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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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Coleridge Cottage – Dress Like a Georgian Day!

Ahoy all Georgian Fans! We’ve just discovered another Dress like a Georgian Day and it’s in a beautiful Georgian Cottage of National Trust persuasion. It’s on the Bank Holiday May Day weekend and well worth an amble if anyone fancies it. It’d also be pleasing to see […]

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New Linen added!

Medium Weight – Good Quality 100 Linen – Natural White We know it must be hard for you online viewers to be able to tell the difference between all of these different linens but we hope we can make it clear. This new addition to the linen […]

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New Fabrics!

2 New Linens Added! Our heart-felt goal is to have such a range of linens that it beggars belief! We’re a little far behind on that goal lol, but are pleased to announce two new linens to our range. Meet the New Linens! – This is like […]

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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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1805-1810 Corselette – MMA – Our Version!

1805-1810 Corset: Metropolitan Museum of Art We are currently researching an outfit for an exhibition at the Daily Mail History Festival at Chalk Valley – it’s to be for the year 1805 and we are dressing one of the ladies. On thursday we’re off upto Bath Fashion […]

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Woolen Under Breeches – early 19thc

Thomas Coutt’s Drawers! c.1810-20 This is only a quick post – while I eat my soup in a pause from trying to plot out onto draft paper the pattern I took from the Study Session – and it’s a pattern we took while we were at the […]

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May – The Months – J.June 1749

May! The Months – J.June – 1749 Take a quick look at our May lady here and then we’ll discuss her dress: Details: – Well, to start off with she is wearing a Short Sack with matching petticoat – in quite a similar colour to a short […]

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New Arrival! The c.1750’s Man’s Shirt

Our New Edition! We have to confess this is our new passion! O.M.G.O.S.H, we absolutely LOVE 18th c men’s shirts. They are gorgeous and so beautifully made – and just you wait til we get to the 1800’s shirts as the same logic explodes with a burst […]

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