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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!!!



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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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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