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What Color Is It? Some Notes In Regard To Dyestuffs And The 1911 Service Coat...

Both collectors and reenactors tend to get obsessed with the color of uniforms and there appears to be some confusion in terms of the color of the 1911 Service Coat and Breeches. 730 more words

US Army

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And just for something a bit different today...in an earlier post, we discussed the development of aniline dyes and their impact on clothing. Here is one major example of this although it did not involve the fashion world.

Amazing how little details impact the larger ones in the clothing world- in 1914, Germany was the world's largest manufacturer of aniline dyes and when the war broke out, shortages developed which in turn caused difficulties here in the US even though we would not be entering the war until April 1917.

Knife Pleating & Art

Knife pleating has been a subject of conversation here lately and by the early 1880s, it was a major feature of Mid-Bustle Era style. Often during the late 19th Century, fashion and art came together and one example is pictured below with… 258 more words

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italian style at the frist

Yesterday I had the opportunity to browse the italian style exhibit at the Frist. The styles began in 1945 and went through 2014. The pieces in the exhibit were absolutely stunning, and the history behind them incredible.   129 more words

Sports Clothes, 1880s Style....

During the 1880s, sportswear became increasingly prevalent in women’s wardrobes as women increasingly spent more time outside the house and participated in various sporting activities. Cycling, tennis, and yachting were some of the more popular outdoor pastimes and while these started with women from affluent backgrounds, they gradually began to trickle down to the middle class. 702 more words

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Italian Renaissance Fashion (a.k.a. your excuse to watch The Borgias)

The Minnesota Renaissance Festival is up and at ‘em in Shakopee, Minnesota. (If you have no clue what I’m talking about, you can read about it… 823 more words

Fashion History

Extravagance Unfolded - The Knife Pleat, Part 1

One of the most extravagant effects in Bustle Era dresses was the use of knife pleating to create complex decorative designs. Knife pleating was typically utilized in long, wide stripes running along the hem of the dress and were constructed separately and attached. 544 more words

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Scallops, Starch and Wet 'n' Wild

Somehow, in the two years since I made my first Regency dress, I have never made another day dress for myself. Now, I wear Regency/Federal clothing pretty often compared to your average citizen, and I have to wear my white dress and… 1,002 more words