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Event announcement: Williamsburg, VA -- Feb 8, 2020

Event announcement: Williamsburg, VA -- Feb 8, 2020

Hey folks! We're excited to announce our next trunk show. We're taking a few months off from travel but will be back in Williamsburg in February for another Mini-Market, this time on the premises of Burnley & Trowbridge. We're doing ticket assignments for fittings, so if you'd like to try on corsets with us, read on... February 8, 12-8pmBurnley & Trowbridge Co144 Tewning Rd Suite J, Williamsburg, VA 23188 In attendance will be: Burnley & Trowbridge CompanyShop directly from their full stockroom for historical fabrics, notions, accessories, and more. Dames a la ModeReproduction historical jewelry and fine ladies accessories.RedthreadedHistorical corsetry,...

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It's Almost Time for "Fall For Costume!"

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It's Almost Time for "Fall For Costume!"

Ahh, autumn. It's the season of the costumer, with Halloween, cooler days, and lots of costume events! Here in the northern hemisphere we're looking forward to all that October has to offer.  Next week we will begin our annual #fallforcostume post challenge on Instagram. Starting on October 1st, I invite you all to join in on our fun, community-building challenge for costume makers, admirers, and enthusiasts!  Historical, fantasy, cosplay, theatre, beginner, professional...it's all welcome here! Use the daily prompt as inspiration for your posts, and browse #fallforcostume to see other posts and make new friends.  Make sure to use #fallforcostume...

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How to Bend a Corset Busk - With Video

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How to Bend a Corset Busk - With Video

Did you know that a lot of Victorian corsets were sold with pre-curved busks? Several in our own collection of extant corsets have a dramatic dished busk curve, and we've seen many more in private and museum collections that have this same curve.  1880's Corset - The Met In a modern culture obsessed with flat stomachs, the curved belly silhouette of the 1870's-1890's can seem strange. But it goes a long way to creating an authentic silhouette. Curving the bottom end of the busk inwards also solves the issue of the busk poking out under skirts. Manet - Nana, 1877 (detail)...

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Upcoming Trunk Shows!

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Upcoming Trunk Shows!

We're getting ready to hit the road out west this month!CLAYTON, CA (East Bay)A two-day trunk show at Renaissance Fabrics with Dames a la Mode. Shop jewelry, corsets, patterns, fabrics, etc. all in one place! Sept 21-22, 11am-5pmRenaissance Fabrics6200 Center St. #1Clayton, CAWe're doing fitting sign-ups for this one, so if you want to try on a corset, please Sign Up.   AURORA, OR (20 miles south of Portland)Redthreaded & Dames a la Mode Trunk Show in Historic Aurora. Tuesday, Sept. 24th10am-8pm Aurora Veteran's Hall21510 Main St. NEAurora, ORFittings are first-come, first served. FUTURE EVENTSWe are taking a travel break...

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We're updating some of our styles...read on!

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We're updating some of our styles...read on!

Hi folks! Here at Redthreaded we're always striving to improve, and so we are making some changes to a few of our stock corset styles. These changes will be in effect on all new stock purchases going forward. Sale listings may or may not have the updates.  All front-opening busk styles (1860's, 1880's, S-Bend, Titanic styles) Will no longer have a busk underlap. This change is more in keeping with construction seen from the time periods. Will have a slightly more flexible busk. However, these busks are made of better quality steel, and feel more like the busks in our...

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