Redthreaded Blog

  • Feature Friday: Holiday Edition

    Feature Friday on a Wednesday? It’s that time of year, and holiday shopping is upon us whether we like it or not. To help make it a little easier this year, we’ve put together a special Redthreaded gift guide with holiday specials and sales from a variety of our past Feature Fridays. Below you can find a little something for all the sewists and costumers in your life. (Or for yourself—we won’t tell!)
  • Feature Friday: In the Long Run Designs

    It all started with a regency dress, but since then, In the Long Run Designs has expanded to encompass a wide range of art forms—cosplay, historical costuming, photography projects, and a small business specializing in historically inspired jewelry and accessories.
  • Shipping Alerts! 2021 Sure Has Them...

    Due to various global circumstances we have a number of shipping alerts in effect. Here's who is impacted and what to do: UNITED KINGDOM: Due to Br...
  • Feature Friday: Sewn Company

    “Remember what your hands can do.” Sewn Company’s motto reflects its central mission—"to reconnect you to yourself, your past ,and your global community with a needle and thread.”  

    Owner Sarah E. Woodyard has taken her decade of experience of sewing and interpreting at the Margaret Hunter Shop in Colonial Williamsburg and applied these historic techniques to modern practice, providing education and inspiration to encourage and promote a love of hand sewing.
  • Happy Fall...For Costume!

    It's almost time for our #FallForCostume Instagram challenge again folks! Starting on October 1, I invite you all to join in on our fun, community...
  • Feature Friday: Beatrice Forms

    Draping can be quite a challenge for both everyday garment making and historical costuming. Standard forms never perfectly replicate the human body, and without a second pair of hands, it can be difficult to drape a pattern on yourself. But this month’s featured business has a new solution for this problem.
  • Feature Friday: Romantic Recollections

    Trimmings are often the most exciting and eye-catching part of an outfit, and this month’s featured business offers everything from patterns to kits to classes on a variety of techniques, perfect for your next project!
  • Fundraiser Alert! a Sugar Kettle for Our Mammy's Historical Site

    Hello folks, we're so excited to host this fundraiser for Our Mammy's to get her an important tangible educational tool for her interpretive site....
  • "The New Figure" or the Rise of the S-Bend Corset

    Throughout most of the Victorian period, a variation of the hourglass shape was seen as the ideal silhouette for women, but by the turn of the century fashionable corsets had shifted dramatically, sitting lower on the body and creating a distinct S shape.
  • Corset Price Increase Coming July 23rd

    We will be increasing the prices on our stock corsetry on July 23rd by approx. 6%. Custom order pricing will increase once we're through our current waitlist (which is now closed).
  • Feature Friday: Black Orchid Atelier

    One silver lining to come out of the past year is the increased availability and accessibility of online education, and this month’s feature is the perfect example of this! In early 2021, Black Orchid Atelier launched the Costume Skills Institute, a platform dedicated to helping costumers of all levels learn and grow.
  • Introducing buy now, pay later with Shop Pay

    Hi folks! We're so pleased that Shopify (our ecommerce host) is now offering integrated installment payment plans for US-based customers through S...