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Feature Friday: New Vintage Lady

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Feature Friday: New Vintage Lady

It’s time for another Feature Friday! This month the spotlight is on New Vintage Lady and her fantastic line of plus-sized sewing patterns.

Inspired by her love of wearing and sewing vintage clothing but frustrated by the lack patterns in her size, Shelly started New Vintage Lady in 2007 with the aim of creating period correct vintage patterns for lager sizes.

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A Dreamy Outdoor Photoshoot

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A Dreamy Outdoor Photoshoot

For just a moment, we invite you to forget your troubles and join us on a dreamy outdoor photoshoot, set in no specific place in time or space. We gathered up some of the powerful women from the local theatre scene, and went to play in the woods.

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Feature Friday: Virgil's Fine Goods

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Feature Friday: Virgil's Fine Goods

Known for her meticulously sewn 18th century and early 19th century caps with teeny-tiny rolled hems, Amber of Virgil’s Fine Goods specializes in beautiful custom millinery and accessories.

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Pooches Are Period! — The Victorian Belly Curve in Art & Real Life

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Pooches Are Period! — The Victorian Belly Curve in Art & Real Life

Let’s talk bodies, shall we? Specifically, Victorian bellies. Body image is a sensitive topic that can’t be adequately covered in a simple blog post, but the goal of this article is to challenge the myth that Victorian corsetry flattens the stomach while cinching the waist. 

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Feature Friday: Sewstine

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Feature Friday: Sewstine

If you are part of the costume community and haven’t seen any of Sewstine’s incredible creations yet, prepare for your jaw to drop! Christine (aka Sewstine) is a talented costumer, who specializes in recreating gorgeous elaborately embroidered historic clothing using digital embroidery machines. With projects from the 18th century to the Edwardian era, her work is the perfect mix of historical inspiration blended with modern technology!

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