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Video: Dyeing a Corset...in a Wheelbarrow!

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Video: Dyeing a Corset...in a Wheelbarrow!

If you follow us on YouTube, you've probably already seen this video I put out a couple of weeks ago. If not, here's a bit of amusement for you all. I dyed one of our Victorian corsets in my backyard. you've all been asking for a corset dyeing demo for a long time. This is what we get in these weird times. Ingredients: A sacrificial 1880's Victorian fit sample, a wheelbarrow, a gas grill, a pot, a garden hose, one sad packet of dye, and a couple errant birds.  Note: if you’re going to dye something, read up on safety, wear...

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Stock Update for May 2020

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Stock Update for May 2020

Hey there, here we are with April nearly drawing to a close. We've had some developments with supplies, stocking, etc and wanted to update you all.  Corset Kits Unfortunately, our coutil wholesaler in the UK is closed indefinitely due to COVID-19. We had a large pending order with them which was not processed before their closure. We had a lot of coutil stocked up, but we've sold a lot of kits over the past 6 weeks. We are now at a point where we must stop restocking kits so that we can reserve our remaining coutil stock for our own...

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Update: Redthreaded & Costume College 2020

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Update: Redthreaded & Costume College 2020

Hello folks, We wanted to take a moment to update everyone on our plans for Costume College 2020. We know that the Costume College board is currently deliberating about whether the event will continued as scheduled for late July, and that a decision is forthcoming. In the meantime, I have made the proactive decision along with my team that no matter what happens with Costume College's schedule this summer, Redthreaded will not be vending. This is not an easy decision (vending at Costume College yields about 10% of our annual revenue), but we believe this is the best choice in the interest of...

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Feature Friday: Willoughby and Rose

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Feature Friday: Willoughby and Rose

Hooray, Feature Friday is back! Today we're featuring Willoughby and Rose, based in Yorktown, VA. Founded in 2015, Willoughby & Rose specializes in ready made and bespoke 18th and 19th century shifts, shirts, caps, accessories, and children's clothing. Owner Cait is a delight and her focus on quality is evident in her work. We've long admired her linen shifts and are so excited to see that she now offers supply kits and materials so you can make your own projects. Perfect for #sewcialdistancing!  Cait also enjoys creating custom fitted historical outergarments like gowns, breeches, jackets, etc.  She's adaptable too--whether you...

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New Video Series: The Shed Series!

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New Video Series: The Shed Series!

Hello! Here's my first video in the new Shed Series, where I film exclusively from my new converted shed on my property as part of Coronavirus Stay Home orders. How am I managing this? What's that cheeping sound? What is the rest of the team up to? Let's talk. New videos weekly-ish.  

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