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The popular image of the pirate is very different from the reality of C17th and C18th seamen - and how did that look even come to mean "pirate"? Katherine explains...
The calash bonnet is one of the most intriguing 18th century accessories. Serena makes a historically accurate example.
In the 1810s and 1820s rouleaux, or bias tubes of fabric, were a go-to trend for trimmings. Astrida shows us some inspirational examples.
During the Regency many women wore hats designed after early C19th military styles. Here's how to make the distinctive pompoms.
What's a reenacting mum to do when the kids are too big for baby clothes and too small to be mini grown-ups? Regency toddler style!
A child’s development during the Regency period could be charted by the clothes he or she wore. Here's how to clothe the newest of the new.
Izabela shows you how to recreate a habit much like the beautiful example in Kyoto, and even tests it for us, on horseback!
A closer look at fashions for Winter 1812 from Ackerman's Repository and La Belle Assemblée, presented here for competition hopefuls!
The bonnet is the iconic accessory of the early nineteenth century: Serena shares how to construct a Close Bonnet of c.1810.
A closer look at fashions for Autumn 1812, gathered from the pages of Ackerman's Repository and presented here for competition hopefuls!
Even Regency period gowns, with their simple, geometric shapes, present issues with fitting. Nicole investigates.
Examining and challenging myths and assumptions about the petticoat’s style, use and nature during the Regency period.
A closer look at fashions for Summer 1812, gathered from the pages of Ackerman's Repository and La Belle Assemblée.
Serena takes us step-by-step through constructing an 1812 spotted muslin dress by traditional hand- stitching methods.
A closer look at fashions for Spring 1812, gathered from the pages of Ackerman's Repository and La Belle Assemblée.
Amanda analyses a rare find and compares it to museum examples around the world so that the techniques can be recreated accurately.
The nuts and bolts of Regency: how to be original, innovative AND authentic when Regency costumes are so often reproduced.
Discovering ways to make your costumes distinctive and imaginative within the realms of historical accuracy.
Reproduce authentic looking turban headdresses - as well as the beautiful ornamental pins that were used to secure and decorate them.
Two easy techniques, using polymer clay, to create beautiful and convincing portrait and mourning jewelry appropriate for the 18th and 19th centuries.