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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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Stock Corset Updates: All New Fashion Fabric & Updated Styling for 2017

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Stock Corset Updates: All New Fashion Fabric & Updated Styling for 2017

That's right, we've given the stock corset line a facelift! If you follow us on social media you may have picked up on some re-designing going on behind the scenes. Now we're ready to share! We have changed fashion fabric, updated the patterning for nearly every style, and will be introducing several entirely new styles as well! So exciting! Read on...

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Coming Soon: 1860's Gored Corsets

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Coming Soon: 1860's Gored Corsets

UPDATE 11/25/16: 1860's corsets are now available To say that Costume College was inspiring and informative would be an enormous understatement. I came back from the conference in August with a million new ideas for new styles and products. We've been working on new materials, new patterns, new designs...so much NEW for you!  Our first brand new standard corset style will be an 1860's Gored Corset which features the authentic construction details that are often overlooked in reproductions of this period. Some of these include: Body panels cut on the bias Angled waist tape Bust shaping achieved through gores only...

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