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Pooches Are Period! — The Victorian Belly Curve in Art & Real Life

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Pooches Are Period! — The Victorian Belly Curve in Art & Real Life

Let’s talk bodies, shall we? Specifically, Victorian bellies. Body image is a sensitive topic that can’t be adequately covered in a simple blog post, but the goal of this article is to challenge the myth that Victorian corsetry flattens the stomach while cinching the waist. 

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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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Out Today: The American Duchess Guide to 18th Century Dressmaking

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Out Today: The American Duchess Guide to 18th Century Dressmaking

It's a big day in the costuming world! The highly anticipated new costuming book, The American Duchess Guide to 18th Century Dressmaking, is out today from Page Street Publishing. You can buy it from Amazon, Barnes & Noble, etc, or directly from American Duchess (where you can even get signed copies, and/or buy shoes AT THE SAME TIME, yesss).  Abby and Lauren shared some secret sneak peeks with me earlier this year, and I have been so excited for this addition to the costumers' library ever since. I even accidentally pre-ordered TWO copies in my excitement, haha!This book really does...

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