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Jane Austen Festival Prep is in Full Swing!

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Jane Austen Festival Prep is in Full Swing!

This is not a drill. We have LESS THAN SIX WEEKS. Can you believe it? I mean, how is it June? What happened? It's still March, right? Nope, 2018 is flying along and here we are with less than six weeks left until the Jane Austen Festival in Louisville, Kentucky. Redthreaded will be vending again, which means we are up to our eyeballs in Regency Stays. Allison has been setting bust gussets by the score. Tis the season! I have been trying to figure out what to make for myself to wear this year. While I could wear the same...

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Using Synthetic Whalebone in Redthreaded's Georgian Stays Pattern

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Using Synthetic Whalebone in Redthreaded's Georgian Stays Pattern

When we developed our Georgian stays pattern we had not experimented very much with synthetic whalebone. Now, several years later, we love the stuff! While our patterns recommend the more theatrical choice of steel boning, it is quite simple to use synthetic whalebone instead. Be sure to check out our blog post comparing synthetic whalebone to steel.   Widths Synthetic whalebone comes in many widths, though most vendors only stock a few.  The 6mm X 1.5 mm is the best choice for our patterns if you intend to use the boning layout as-is. This width perfectly fits the 3/8” wide...

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Synthetic Whalebone vs. Steel

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Synthetic Whalebone vs. Steel

Synthetic whalebone or steel...what's the difference, how to choose, and what the heck even IS "synthetic whalebone" anyway?

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Introducing...1830's stays!

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Introducing...1830's stays!

we have a lot of exciting things coming up! Our first announcement is....we have finished developing our 1830's stays! 

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Happy New Year and a 2018 Teaser...

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Happy New Year and a 2018 Teaser...

We wish you all a happy, productive, and exciting 2018. Our year is looking busy and exciting already. Here is a little taste of what we have coming along in the studio. We are starting off with a big project for the entertainment industry (which we can't share yet), a couple of gorgeous custom gowns, and a slew of custom corsets. This has us booked up through March already! If you've been waiting for re-stock, thank you so much for your patience. We plan to have all sizes re-stocked by the end of March 2018.Behind the scenes, Redthreaded will be...

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