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Welcome 2013! From Downton Abbey era patterns and vintage repros from the 20s, 30s and 40s to Custom Suits. Fill all your historical clothing needs right here.

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Order Backlog – READ ME!

Whew!  It’s been an interesting couple of months! “Interesting” in the sense of the Chinese curse.  Which is not so much fun. By now you may have heard we moved.  We are now fully operational in our new location.  The trouble is it took a full two months to get our equipment up and running.  That’s put us well behind the power curve. Orders...

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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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A New Podcast! We’re BAAAAAAAACK!

Wherein we apologize for being so long between updates and talk about interesting stuff.

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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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Happy New Year! The inaugural 2012 Podcast…

This time with actual CONTENT! =D

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The Latest Podcast!

FINALLY! A new podcast! Make yourself a cuppa and have a listen.

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Podcast IX – Dawn of the Night of the Scream Zombie Stewardesses from Amityville

Wherein Bob & Kass discuss stuff: the 12 Days Til Xmas sale, a surprise appearance in early 2012, and more. Plus they reveal the winner of last week's music-guessing prize!

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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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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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Bespoke Tailoring

Bespoke Tailoring. What does it mean? Well, simply put, “bespoke” means something that’s made for you. Custom, if you will. Special ordered. Made just the way you like it. But it’s more than that. Bespoke tailoring goes beyond what you get in a retail store. Our suits aren’t made in factory. They are hand made by tailor whose family have been tailors for...

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Reproduction Patterns

You may have heard the term “Reproduction Patterns” bandied about. What exactly is a reproduction pattern. Reproduction Patterns are produced when a pattern company takes an off-copyright pattern and releases it as a new pattern. This usually involves transferring it from tissue to paper and copying the instructions. Cutting lines and marks were not printed on...

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