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November Update!

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November Update!

First of all...how is it November? Who let that happen? With the end of the year rapidly approaching, here's an update on what's up at Redthreaded... ORDER QUEUEWe are working our way through our order queue from our west coast trunk shows and the website backorders. We currently have about 15 corsets on that list (down from over 60 last month!). The team is busily sewing away! We are on track, in fact, just slightly ahead of schedule. RESTOCKINGOnce we finish up the order queue we will be able to start processing backorder purchases much faster. Then we can also start...

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Introducing our Amazon Influencer shop

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Now you can shop Amazon and help Redthreaded out at the same time by shopping through our Influencer Shop. 

We've put together a list of important costuming books, tools, materials, and more. If you purchase through our page, we'll receive a tiny affiliate cut. Thanks!

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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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