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Costume College 2017 Recap -- Or, How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Embrace the Wig

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Costume College 2017 Recap -- Or, How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Embrace the Wig

"Costume College: a bunch of introverts fangirling at each other from across rooms. But in the best way."

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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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Jane Austen Festival & July Order Deadlines

Jane Austen Festival & July Order Deadlines

Hi folks, if you follow Redthreaded on social media you probably know we have been busy sewing up stock for the Jane Austen Festival in Louisville, Kentucky. The event is just around the corner: July 14-16 at historic Locust Grove. It is almost time to pack up the car. I would love to have you come visit Redthreaded in the Shops at Meryton, where I will be sharing a booth with Dames a la Mode. I am also pleased to announce that we will have an assortment of accessories from Burnley & Trowbridge available at our booth. Here is one of...

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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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