Redthreaded Blog

  • Feature Friday: Baseborn

    While we here at Redthreaded focus on corsetry, what you wear under your stays can be just as important, and this month’s feature, Baseborn, is on a mission to craft high-quality foundation garments, particularly shirts and shifts, that will last a lifetime—or longer!

  • Feature Friday: Making Historical Dress Network

    If you have been in the historical costume community for many years, you may know that while dress history is an established field, the act of making and recreation has only more recently become an accepted academic practice. And this month’s feature has created a wonderful space to further that area of research!

  • Feature Friday: House of Dario Princiotta

    House of Dario Princiotta blends modern and historical design to create unique pieces that take corsetry to a whole other level. With sharply structured lines and bold, dramatic silhouettes, the work of this month’s feature is truly inspiring. The materials he uses are both lush and ethereal, and his Instagram is filled with dreamy photography to match. It’s a corset lover’s dream come true!

  • Feature Friday: Wildflower Designs

    With an imaginative blend of historical and modern sensibilities, as well as a strong emphasis on practical, wearable garments, the patterns from Wildflower Designs are perfect for both your history-bounding fantasies and your everyday life!

  • Feature Friday: Crimson Rose Corsetry

    Corsetry can be worn for a myriad of reasons—from cosplay and historical reenactment to medical support and comfort. And while Redthreaded concentrates on the historical side of things, fellow Colorado corset maker and this month’s featured business, Crimson Rose Corsetry, explores the more modern aspects of the craft, with a focus on both medical and whimsical applications.
  • Feature Friday: The Underpinnings Museum

    Here at Redthreaded, we make no secret of our love of corsetry and all different types of structured and unstructured undergarments, and this month’s featured business is a kindred spirit! The Underpinnings Museum is an online museum “dedicated to the evolution of underwear through the ages” by “showcasing and documenting exquisite objects.” By making their research available on their website for free, the museum has created an invaluable resource for all antique and vintage lingerie lovers!

  • Feature Friday: Scroop Patterns

    What is Scroop, you ask? Technically, it’s the satisfying rustling sound that silk taffeta makes, but more relevant to this article, it is the name of this month’s featured business: Scroop Patterns!

  • Feature Friday: Out of a Portrait Patterns

    A well-chosen accessory can take your outfit to the next level, adding polish and interest to even the simplest dress, and this week’s feature is the queen of chic accessories! Out of a Portrait Patterns creates beautifully detailed patterns and tutorials for historical accessories, often recreating unique or under-represented designs and making them accessible to all.
  • Feature Friday: Holiday Edition

    Welcome to the special Holiday edition of Feature Friday!

    The festive season is here, and we’ve put together a roundup of Black Friday and Small Business Saturday specials and sales from a range of past featured businesses. Below you can find everything from one day discounts to weeklong specials! So whether you are shopping for yourself or need a good gift idea to share, you can find a little something for all the sewists and costumers in your life and support small businesses at the same time!  

  • Feature Friday: Prior Attire

    This month’s feature, Prior Attire, has specialized in handmade, historically accurate clothing since 1999. Their garments have been worn by reenactors and historical interpreters, and have been featured on UK television in addition to at English Heritage and National Trust properties!
  • Feature Friday: Victorian Photography Studio

    After all the hard work of creating a costume, whether historic or cosplay, documenting it can feel like just one more thing to tackle. But what if rather than an afterthought the photography was the point? And what if that photography was taken in a fascinating and unusual way? Enter this month’s feature, Victorian Photography Studio!

  • Feature Friday: Goodwives Linens

    Caps are the quintessential 18th century accessory, and no one does them better than this month’s featured business—Goodwives Linens!