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September is National Sewing Month!

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Happy Birthday to us!

It's still our Tenth Birthday Month and we're still celebrating. Use coupon code "BIRTHDAY2" at checkout and get free shipping to all US addresses.

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It’s Our Tenth Birthday!

Get you Tenth Birthday coupon on our mailing list! Not subscribed? Email info@reconstructinghistory.com to get on the list! Thanks for a great ten years!

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A New Way to Pay!

PayPal's "Bill Me Later" now gives you the option of delaying your payment on purchases of $99 or more for up to six months. Get what you want now!

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Out of Office 22 July through 2 August

We will be out of the office from 22 July until 2 August. During this time, we will continue to process orders and answer your emails and phone calls as best we can. If you need something before Monday the 5th, please order before midnight on Saturday the 20th. See you in August!

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Tropical Storm Chantal

TS Chantal is in town and may affect shipping times. Please be aware that there may be unforseen delays with your order during the week of 8 July. We will ship your orders as soon as humanly possible.

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Summertime

Summer is here and what a lovely time to spruce up your wardrobe with our lovely vintage 1920s, 1930s and 1940s patterns. Have a look: Click here.

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Golden Age of Travel — Unbiased Bias

Wherein Kass shows how to make a bias-cut 1930s dress without sewing anything on the bias.

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Golden Age of Travel — 1920s underwear

The Golden Age of Travel blog returns with a discussion of the myths about the ideal 1920s figure and 1920s underwear -- what to wear under your flapper dress!

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Golden Age of Travel Dream Birthday — Wardrobe Planning Week Five

Week Five.  I still need: 11 10 formal evening gowns 4 2 semi-formal dinner dresses 15 14 day dresses or ensembles 3 suits But you know what we haven’t done?  Coats!  This is no Caribbean cruise, RH fans.  Crossing the North Atlantic on a ship that averages 26 knots requires a coat.  And the wardrobe I’m building requires something special.  So...

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Golden Age of Travel Dream Birthday — The Ideal Figure

Kass breaks the preconceived notion of the "ideal figure" in the 1910s, 20s and 30s.

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Golden Age of Travel Dream Birthday — Wardrobe Planning Week Two

Find out what Kass makes in Week Two of her Dream Birthday travel wardrobe construction.

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Golden Age of Travel Dream Birthday — Wardrobe Planning Week One

Kass figures out how many outfits she needs for her Birthday Trip Wardrobe and how many weeks it is until the ship sails. Wow!

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Golden Age of Travel Dream Birthday — A Bit of Ship’s History

Some history of the Queen Mary 2, the original Queen Mary and.... Queen Mary.

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Golden Age of Travel Dream Birthday — Wardrobe Planning

Read about Kass's Dream Birthday Trip as she plans her travel wardrobe with period help.

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Golden Age of Travel Dream Birthday

Read about Kass's Dream Birthday Trip... and what she's planning to do to make it a reality.

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1910s Projects — Evening Gown prep work

The evening dress in the mockup stage.

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1910s Projects — Evening Gown Research Survey

Bob asks Kass that fatal question: What are you going to wear? 1910s evening wear ensues.

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1910s Projects — The Surprise

Kass has a surprise project for Reenactor Fest. Can she do it?

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1910s Projects — The First of Many Parts

Bob asks Kass that fatal question: What are you going to wear? 1910s evening wear ensues.

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Podcast VIII

...wherein Bob & Kass lament hanging out with the sodding Irish and announce the first of RH's "12 Days 'Til Xmas" sale. Listen in!

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Where Does She Get It From?

In which the origins of Kass's love of clothing (and, incidentally, British cars) is revealed!

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A History of Ladies’ Riding Jackets

Ever wonder why women dress how they do when horseback riding? Curious as to the history of equestrian gear? Here is a quick history of ladies' riding habits from the archives of Reconstructing History.

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Podcast VII – A New Whatsit

The latest episode of the RH Podcast, wherein Kass & Bob talk about new patterns, a new contest, where we're going to be, &c.

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Making A Bustle Dress from a Sari

Looking for different fabric choices? In this blog post Kass makes a bustle dress from a sari.

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