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Happy opening to new musical Anastasia

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Happy opening to new musical Anastasia

Tonight, the world premier of the musical Anastasia opens at Hartford Stage. We are grateful to have been a part of this production. Much of February and March were devoted to this show here at Redthreaded. We made over thirty pieces for the Russian peasants and street characters in the turn of the century St. Petersburg scenes. The costumes were designed by the supremely talented (and Tony award winning) Linda Cho. These costumes featured some amazing use of texture, materials, and trims. The women's costumes, inspired by traditional Russian folk costume, were a joy to put together. This show spans quite...

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Printed corset patterns are here!

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Printed corset patterns are here!

When I first launched the digital patterns, the end goal was always to offer printed patterns as well. It's been a long road with a lot of learning curves, and has taken longer than I expected. But I am excited to announce that Redthreaded now offers printed Georgian, Regency, and Victorian patterns! In addition, the printed Regency pattern is a "version 2.0" of sorts, with many adjustments and tweaks based on your feedback over the past two years. The digital Regency pattern version will be updated to this one shortly as well. As part of this expansion to printed patterns,...

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Demystifying the S-Bend

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Demystifying the S-Bend

This one has been in the works for a while. I started developing the prototype over six months ago, and we went through several iterations before settling on this pattern draft. S-Bends are tricky. This era was all about that strange forward lean, the wide, round hips, tiny waist, and low bosom. Done poorly, these corsets can either be extremely uncomfortable and constricting, or look too tubular, lacking that distinctive shape of the period. This is why I've made a couple adjustments to this draft that make it a bit different from my other standard sizes: Hip Spring "hip spring" is a corsetry...

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Introducing our new Site and Blog!

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I am thrilled to announce that Redthreaded.com has a new online home--and more products offered than ever before! While we still have more listings on Etsy, you can now find all of our best sellers right here--including in-stock corsets, custom corsets,  patterns, and kits.   To celebrate, all in-stock, regular priced listings are marked down 10% for the next 10 days! In addition, keep an eye on this blog space, where I will be posting updates, tutorials, and more!

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