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The Art of a Good Under Pinning

“Who needs a handbag? I put my money in my bra.” ~ Neneh Cherry   

Under pinings (I love that old fashioned word) Get a raw rap. 558 more words

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Lady Oz

I seem to have been born with my head slightly tilted to the right and forward with enough momentum to nod whenever anyone starts to speak. 181 more words

Review: Jockey Wicking Skimmies

This has nothing to do with bras or booze.  But it does have to do with having essentials that allow you to be body positive.  I love my body.  1,067 more words


Death Doesn't Feel So Bad

I’m guessing that being dead feels like nothing. And my thoughts on this aren’t necessarily educated. They really only stem from the fact that I fainted once. 123 more words


18th Century Stays Update – Changes are inevitable

The one major thing I’ve learned throughout my years of historical costuming (or any sewing, really) is that no project goes precisely as expected. Some stick close to the original plans, and others end up diverging widely (or wildly, as the case may be). 1,068 more words

The never-ending 18th century stays

Yeesh, these things just keep going. My 1780s-90s stays are I’d say about 75-80 percent done. All the boning is in, all the eyelets are sewn, and I’m in the process of attaching the back panels to the side panels. 325 more words

1780s-1790s Stays: progress report

For my Chemise a la Reine/a la Oberkampf, I’m making a pair of late 18th century stays from Corsets and Crinolines by Norah Waugh. It’s the 1790s stay pattern on page 44. 1,100 more words