Tag Archives: Renaissance

Improving Theatrical Costumes

Are you in charge of the costumes for an amateur play or musical production? It’s a daunting challenge for anyone! In this three-part series of articles, we’ll discuss all manner of tips and tricks to help you make the most of your theatrical … Continue reading

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Period Costume for Stage and Screen: 1500-1800

Thursday’s Book Review Period Costume for Stage and Screen: 1500-1800 by Jean Hunnisett Rating 4 = Satisfactory

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Ladies’ Undergarments: Bloomers, Pantaloons, or Drawers?

Monday’s Mish-Mash: Ladies’ Undergarments: Bloomers, Pantaloons, or Drawers? Women’s drawers have frequently been misidentified. All it takes is a quick search of eBay and you’ll find plenty of Victorian drawers that have been mislabeled. So, what’s the difference between bloomers, … Continue reading

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Famous Couples: Fashion Doll Patterns

Thursday’s Book Review: Famous Couples: Fashion Doll Patterns by Hazel McMahon Rating 3 = Mediocre

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Elegantly Frugal Costumes

Thursday’s Book Review: Elegantly Frugal Costumes by Shirley Dearing

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Crimson Pisa Dress

Sunday’s Someday Project Crimson Pisa Dress Several years ago, I came around the corner at the Masters of Florence exhibit in Memphis and found myself face to face with a gown from 1560. The dress is extremely old and the … Continue reading

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Ideals Through the Ages

Monday’s Mish-Mash Ideals Through the Ages (Warning: This post contains images of classic art. If you’re allergic to the unclothed female body, please turn away now!) It’s interesting how much you can learn about history from paintings of nude or … Continue reading

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