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Free Historical Patterns from LACMA
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A man's 1770s suit, 1940s zoot suit and some women's early 1900s lounging pajamas are just some of the incredible patterns taken from the collection of the Los ...

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We Asked You For Your Worst Uses of Sewing Scissors…
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It seems a cliche and yet still no one knows that sewing scissors are for sewing and nothing else. After posting this meme on our social ...

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The “False Adornments” of 18th Century Women’s Dress
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Late-18th Century fashion was so elaborate that a law was proposed to prevent men being taken in by a pretty face. The 1770 an amendment against "false ...

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This Rose-Water Fountain Stunned 18thC Dinner Guests
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Of all surviving works of 18th-Century opulence this is one of the most difficult to even imagine in its former glory. On January 11, 1747, the Prime Minister ...

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Step Inside Long Island’s Own Versailles Palace
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Shortly after the turn of the millennium, a 25-year-old college drop out had an idea to create the first blue liqueur on the market. Raphael Yakoby sold his ...

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Five Reasons Costume is a Curse
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Don’t you ever wish, just sometimes, that you did not have such an intensive, wonderful and expensive hobby? After a long day or a sleepless night, don’t you ...

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The Best 18th Century Costume Sewing Patterns
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Have you just binge-watched Outlander or Poldark? Are you desperate to try your hand at sewing an 18th century costume or looking to expand your current ...

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Does Historical Accuracy Really Matter at Events?
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Trigger warning: this could get messy. Many costumers view historical accuracy as a sacred principle to be upheld at all times, and very often imposed upon ...

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Should Museums Allow Costumes?
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Is it right that some major museums forbid patrons from wearing elaborate outfits? A New Jersey woman has made headlines around the world because she was ...

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Are You a Clothing Addict?
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An addiction to buying clothing is something plenty of people face - but the problem is amplified exponentially when clothes are your hobby or even your ...

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Top Facebook Groups for Costume
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Are you tired of the fact that most people you meet day to day don't share your interest in costume? The result can be extremely isolating when you have to ...

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How to Care for Historical Costumes
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Sadly there is definitely a point when an antique garment is simply too old and fragile to wear. But how can you care for historical costumes in your ...