Monday, May 21, 2018
How to Fit 18th Century Shoe Buckles
You've just got yourself a fine new pair of American Duchess 18th century shoes and you ordered some sparkly 18th century shoe buckl...
Thursday, May 17, 2018
An 1880s Bodice Plastron - Refit
Me and Abby in our bustle gowns - totally different styles but we actually used the same pattern for the apron. Do you ever pop into you...
Friday, May 11, 2018
I'm Going "Durrells" For the Summer
Or forever. Fans Addicts of British television will be familiar with the wonderful series " The Durrells " ( or "The Du...
Monday, May 7, 2018
What Are Those Knobbles on 1790s Stays?
From "Corsets and Crinolines" by Norah Waugh - see those nobbles? What are those nobbles for? Read on... Have you ever wonder...
Friday, April 20, 2018
Book Signing Soiree at Lacis Museum of Lace & Textiles
This past weekend we popped over The Hill down to Berkeley to visit on of our favorite shops *ever* - Lacis Museum of Lace and Textiles ....
Tuesday, April 17, 2018
The Creature Reborn - Retrimming the Pink Polonaise
Once upon a time I made a pink taffeta polonaise and trimmed it in organza, a very 1770s thing to do. At the time, I tried hand roll hem...
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