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"That Waist!" - Photo Editing at the Turn of the Century

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"That Waist!" - Photo Editing at the Turn of the Century

Out of pure curiosity, I decided to employ some old fashioned retouching techniques to one of my Worth Gown photos. The results are fascinating.

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My visit to the Collection at the DAR

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My visit to the Collection at the DAR

I'm sitting here going over photos from this past month and wondering how is it nearly May? April was full of work and travel; fast-paced projects bookended by two trips out of state.  One of the trips took me to Washington DC, where I was extremely lucky to be part of a behind the scenes tour of the Agreeable Tyrant exhibit, led by non other than curator Alden O'Brien. Upon meeting up with us, she took us through a nondescript door into the clothing, textile, and furniture storage.  And then she opened a drawer that held a stunning example of...

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Spotlight: Mile High Workshop

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Spotlight: Mile High Workshop

Business growth can be tricky. We want to make you all of the undergarments for every era. But the reality is that the corsets and custom theatrical orders keep us plenty busy in-house here at Redthreaded. We lack the setup to get into true batch manufacturing. I am OK with that, because our slower, meticulous approach is one of the things which sets us apart. That's why I was so excited to discover local non-profit Mile High Workshop. I love their mission...to create employment opportunities and provide job training for members of our community seeking to rebuild from addictions, homelessness, and incarceration. They...

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Introducing Our New Layaway Feature

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Introducing Our New Layaway Feature

I know, costuming is expensive. Patterns, books, events, underpinnings, shoes, accessories...they all add up so quickly. Budgeting for the big ticket items such as corsets can be really difficult. And let's not get started on how expensive fabric has gotten over the past decade... This is why we're so excited to begin offering Layaway via Partial.ly on in-stock purchases of $100 or more. Now, you can spread the cost of your purchase out over several months. If your order qualifies for Layaway, you'll see the option at checkout. You will then be directed to the Partial.ly portal, which will allow you...

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Classes at Costume College 2017!

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Classes at Costume College 2017!

Hi folks, I'm excited to announce that I will be teaching at Costume College for the very first time this year! Costume College is a 3-4 day annual conference held in Los Angeles in the summer.  So what will I be teaching? While I had many requests for workshops, I decided to stick with unlimited attendance lectures/demos this year. These will be easier for me to accomplish for my first year teaching, and it means there are no limits on class sizes. The Measure of a (Wo)ManCynthia SettjeMeasurements are essential for costuming, but taking your own can be an impossible...

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