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Corset/Stays Making Day

I’m organising a Corset/Stays Making Day for our new local costume group, on Saturday 28th October. (See the Facebook event for more details. Download the ‘What to bring‘ guide.) Corsets or stays are the critical underpinnings of women’s historical and … Continue reading

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JAFA 2016 Planning

Very little sewing occurred in the last few months of 2015. A difficult book and a book deadline, and about two months spent in Canberra with my mother’s illness and death definitely pushed sewing well down the priority list. But … Continue reading

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HSM Challenge 1 – Frankenstays Addendum

Back in my post on 1st Feb I reported on my latest failure in stay-making. I am now happy to say that I have some much better-fitting stays! The problems I’ve had with stay-making include: I’m nowhere near a standard … Continue reading

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Historical Sew Monthly Challenge 1: Foundations

In which Bron finds the challenge in ‘challenge’ . . . When the Historical Sew Monthly Challenge 2015, hosted by Leimomi aka The Dreamstress, was announced in December, I was very pleased to see that Challenge 1 is Foundations. I’ve … Continue reading

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Short stays and chemise

I used the Regency Underthings pattern from Sense and Sensibility┬áto make a linen chemise and short stays for the RWA presentation in August. The chemise pattern was very good, with detailed instructions for hand-sewing flat-felled seams. I thoroughly enjoyed the … Continue reading

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