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Feature Friday: Wearing History

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Feature Friday: Wearing History

After a bit of a hiatus (2020, am I right?), Feature Friday is back! This month we are shining the spotlight on one of our favorite pattern makers, the wonderful Lauren of Wearing History!

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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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Feature Friday: Burnley & Trowbridge

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Feature Friday: Burnley & Trowbridge

This month's Feature Friday is Burnley & Trowbridge of Williamsburg, VA. I visited them earlier this month for our Mini Market, and had a chance to check out their new warehouse full of historical fabrics, notions, threads, trims, and goodies. "B&T" was started decades ago by two people with a truck of linen, a dream, and a scheme. Over the years they've built a thriving business that's supported a family and provided needed products to the historical community. They weathered the transition to the digital age and the recession. That's super inspiring (also, I'm impressed by any couple that can keep a...

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Feature Friday: Frontier Millinery

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Feature Friday: Frontier Millinery

New for 2020, we're aiming to feature another historical business on the last Friday of every month. Accessories are such an important part of costuming. They're what pull an outfit together and take it from just a historical dress to a whole look. Hats can be intimidating to make--they're such a visible feature since they're right there on your head, and the techniques and patterns can be tricky to master. Luckily as with most things (like corsets) there are folks who can make them for you! Did you know that one of our team members is also an excellent milliner? Lets...

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