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Upcoming Trunk Shows!

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Upcoming Trunk Shows!

We're getting ready to hit the road out west this month!CLAYTON, CA (East Bay)A two-day trunk show at Renaissance Fabrics with Dames a la Mode. Shop jewelry, corsets, patterns, fabrics, etc. all in one place! Sept 21-22, 11am-5pmRenaissance Fabrics6200 Center St. #1Clayton, CAWe're doing fitting sign-ups for this one, so if you want to try on a corset, please Sign Up.   AURORA, OR (20 miles south of Portland)Redthreaded & Dames a la Mode Trunk Show in Historic Aurora. Tuesday, Sept. 24th10am-8pm Aurora Veteran's Hall21510 Main St. NEAurora, ORFittings are first-come, first served. FUTURE EVENTSWe are taking a travel break...

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We're updating some of our styles...read on!

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We're updating some of our styles...read on!

Hi folks! Here at Redthreaded we're always striving to improve, and so we are making some changes to a few of our stock corset styles. These changes will be in effect on all new stock purchases going forward. Sale listings may or may not have the updates.  All front-opening busk styles (1860's, 1880's, S-Bend, Titanic styles) Will no longer have a busk underlap. This change is more in keeping with construction seen from the time periods. Will have a slightly more flexible busk. However, these busks are made of better quality steel, and feel more like the busks in our...

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Redthreaded is now on Patreon

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Redthreaded is now on Patreon

Hello everyone,  We've been wanting to create video demos and tutorials to go with our corsets and patterns for many years. It's one of our top requests. But Redthreaded is a very small business, and it's been a challenge to find the time to learn the skills to make the content happen. And then there's the time spent shooting, editing etc... When a business is tied to 1:1 sales, it is difficult to carve out the time and resources for "extra" stuff. So much of the business focus is spent on just bringing in sales and making orders to pay...

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Meet the New 1690's Stays

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Meet the New 1690's Stays

We've been seeing more and more buzz about the fashions from the turn of the 18th Century, partially due to the popularity of the 2018 film The Favourite (we loooved it!). The new Patterns of Fashion 5 volume also contains heaps of information about the stays for this period. The fashions are...weird...to a modern eye, but that's part of what we love about them! Prior to this period, bodices generally consisted of smooth-covered stitched stays, with sleeves. The structure and the outer layer were built as one. The Mantua gowns of the 1680's changed this, with soft, draped gowns pinned...

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My Business Is a Fourth Grader (!?!) Happy 10th Birthday to Redthreaded

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My Business Is a Fourth Grader (!?!) Happy 10th Birthday to Redthreaded

Folks. Wow. When I began Redthreaded in my college apartment in early 2009, I never dreamed that it would become a business with employees, studio space, and an international reach. It's been a long, sometimes hard decade, but I'm happy to be here. According to the US Bureau of Labor Statistics, only 30% of small businesses make it to (and through) their 10th year. So I want to take a minute to celebrate YOU, our amazing customers, supporters, and fans, for believing in us and our products. Below, we've shared some photos from our clients over the years. From the individual...

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