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Feature Friday: Timely Tresses

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Feature Friday: Timely Tresses

This month’s featured business is perfect if you are looking to accessorize your latest Regency costume creation. With everything from patterns to finished bonnets, Timely Tresses is a great place to find all your millinery needs! They have styles spanning the late 18th century to the mid-19th century, and to date, they have published 22 patterns, 28 fashion plate collections, and 4 millinery guides. They have over 100 extant bonnets and 1,000 original fashion plates in their collection, and they use these period resources in combination to design historically accurate patterns.

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A Quick Guide to Our Victorian Corsets

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A Quick Guide to Our Victorian Corsets

Like we mentioned in our article exploring the Victorian belly curve, corsetry throughout the second half of the 19th century emphasized a nipped waist with a rounded bust and hips, but there was a significant amount of variation over the span of 50 years. Fashions changed rapidly, and a typical corset from the 1850s did not look like a typical corset of the 1890s. There was a wide variety of styles and shapes in the period, with contemporary patents and advertisements often touting the last corset innovation.

But if you are looking to make or buy your own 19th century corset from Redthreaded, what is the difference between our 1860s Victorian Corset and our 1880s Victorian Corset, and how do you choose the best one for your project?

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Feature Friday: Revival Designed Patterns

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Feature Friday: Revival Designed Patterns

It’s time for the first Feature Friday of 2021! Are you looking for some sewing inspiration for the new year? Then this week’s feature has you covered.

Revival Designed Patterns is the latest endeavor from Janyce Hill, founder of the Vintage Pattern Lending Library. Janyce has been reproducing patterns since the mid-1990s, and she has an archive of over 50,000 patterns from the 1860s to the 1950s to use as a source for her new releases.

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A Quick Guide to Our Regency Stays

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A Quick Guide to Our Regency Stays

A certain Netflix series, *cough* Bridgerton *cough*, has been generating a lot of interesting discussion lately, and has inspired a new wave of regency costume enthusiasts. Perhaps the brightly colored costumes have you wanting to make your own regency confection, but you don’t know where to start? Or maybe you loved the detailed stays they wore in the show and want a pair for yourself?

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Happy 2021! Updates

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Happy 2021! Updates

Hello all, well, that was a year. We made it. Hooray. Here's a boring but informative update post! COSTUME COLLEGE & EVENTS GENERALLY IN 2021 We've been getting questions about how we're going to address vending at Costume College this year. The short answer is--we're not. Redthreaded will not be attending Costume College in 2021 if by some stroke of luck the event does go forward this July.  There is simply no pandemic-safe way to do a fitting event where we are putting the same corsets on multiple people's bodies back-to-back and spending hours in close touch proximity with dozens...

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