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Introducing the 1790's Stays

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Introducing the 1790's Stays

We have a new stays style! HISTORYAhhh, the 1790's. What a weird but delightful little moment in fashion. I love that modern costumers are giving this decade more attention, because there are some really lovely things to be found at the tail end of the 18th century.  Theresa, Countess Kinsky by Elisabeth Louise Vigee-Lebrun, 1793 (Norton Simon Museum) The Honorable Lucy Elizabeth Byng by John Hoppner, 1799 (The Frick) Portrait of Natalia Zakharovna Kolycheva, née Hitrovo by Elisabeth Louise Vigée-Lebrun, 1799 (Dallas Museum of Art)(I was a frequent visitor to this museum in high school...there's a bad pencil sketch of this...

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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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Printed corset patterns are here!

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Printed corset patterns are here!

When I first launched the digital patterns, the end goal was always to offer printed patterns as well. It's been a long road with a lot of learning curves, and has taken longer than I expected. But I am excited to announce that Redthreaded now offers printed Georgian, Regency, and Victorian patterns! In addition, the printed Regency pattern is a "version 2.0" of sorts, with many adjustments and tweaks based on your feedback over the past two years. The digital Regency pattern version will be updated to this one shortly as well. As part of this expansion to printed patterns,...

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Demystifying the S-Bend

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Demystifying the S-Bend

This one has been in the works for a while. I started developing the prototype over six months ago, and we went through several iterations before settling on this pattern draft. S-Bends are tricky. This era was all about that strange forward lean, the wide, round hips, tiny waist, and low bosom. Done poorly, these corsets can either be extremely uncomfortable and constricting, or look too tubular, lacking that distinctive shape of the period. This is why I've made a couple adjustments to this draft that make it a bit different from my other standard sizes: Hip Spring "hip spring" is a corsetry...

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