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Mar 2008

18th c. Marseilles Cloth Clothing

18th c. Marseilles Cloth Clothing

Loren studies surviving examples of Marseilles cloth, not on display to the public, and finds out more about the quilted clothing of the period.

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Research for the Historical Costumer: Tips, Techniques, and Resources by Kendra Van Cleave

Research for the Historical Costumer: Tips, Techniques, and Resources by Kendra Van Cleave

Research – just the word alone can make some costumers’ hearts flutter, while others’ sink. For some, it represents an irritating waste of time, blocking the creation process, while others find creative inspiration and satisfaction in getting it “just right.”

This series of articles will set out to achieve a few different things. First, for those who are new to historical research, or can’t stand it, we’ll discuss why you should consider doing research, and some resources and techniques that will hopefully make the process more efficient (and therefore, a bit less painful). For those who love it, we’ll get into many advanced resources and techniques that will bump your research knowledge and skills up to the next level.

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March: Abebooks

March: Abebooks

This month I'm going to send you to another site that's not a costume site at all, but a site that you can use as a tool to open up your costuming horizons. And rather than tell you the theory, I'm going to show you how it works.

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