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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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Vintage Tailoring

What does Vintage mean? You see a lot of websites throwing around the word “vintage”, but what does it really mean. The origins of the word are actually tied to winemaking. In the mid-14th century, the yield of wine from a vineyard was called its vintage. Later this word came to mean the year the grapes in a particular wine were grown. In the 1880s it began to...

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Podcast VI

Welcome to Podcast VI, wherein we talk about Japanese import mixes, upcoming events, and other fun stuff.

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Custom Patterns

Custom? What does it mean? Nowadays, people call something custom if they have a handful of choices in its fit and finish. For example, a builder will say he’s building “Custom Home” if he gives you three floorplans to choose from. Or a cabinet maker will call his work “Custom Kitchens” when what he means is you have a choice of dark brown or light brown...

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Podcast V – Because Five is larger than Four

Wherein this shiny new website is discussed, as well as e-newsletters and coupon codes!

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Podcast Episode IV – The Voyage For Coffee

Wherein you can listen to Episode IV of our exciting, entertaining podcast! Kass & Bob discuss events, upcoming releases, and give you the giggles.

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More greyhound sewing tips

Another one of the hounds is introduced as we ramp up to the first of our long-awaited pattern alteration videos.

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Podcast Episode III – The Wrath of … Episode III.

Wherein is discussed historical tailoring, coffee, and other stuff. Coupon codes, too!

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We’re Back!

All praise Met-Ed! Our power is back and we're here to take your orders online or over the phone. Call 1-866-518-1558.

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Our offices are closed due to a power outage

Due to severe weather, Reconstructing History's offices are without power. While we are still processing orders, we cannot ship until power has been restored to our area. Thank You, Reconstructing History

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New Product Category!

New Products are always exciting.. Come and see what awesome new stuff the RH Team has cooked up now!

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RH Podcast – Episode II

Wherein can be found our second audio podcast!

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We’ve got a podcast!

We're podcasters!

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Coming Soon from Reconstructing History…

Coming soon! Pattern fitting and sewing tips from Reconstructing History patterns! ...if Mellie ever wakes up.

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Belvidere photos!

The final report! Robin's dress is done (well mostly) just in the nick of time! Plus bonus Bob and Rob fashion show, AND something to make you laugh! Don't forget everything featured in this blog is part of the Steampunk category and eligible for the current steampunk coupon, read on for details...

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Draping an overskirt

Robin edges ever closer to having an outfit for her Victorian Outing TOMORROW! *Cue panic music* Tell her what you think of her waistband decoration, she needs feedback.

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Bodice construction

Robin shows her favorite bodice trick for making Victorian bodices, and regales you with her adventures being vanquished by the evil lord sleevil.

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Fitting a Victorian Bodice

Robin shares her exciting journey fitting her linebacker shoulders and small back into a nicely fitted Victorian Bodice from RH943.

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Talking Trim

Lets talk about trim baby, lets talk about you and me, lets talk about all the fun lace that will be...PURPLE!! and before you say it, YES you should wear gloves when you dye, but gloves are for wimps who plan ahead.

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A skirt for Belvidere

Robin uses Truly Victorian pattern 208 to make an underskirt for her Belvidere Dress. Including, what do you do when your fabric is too narrow? and pictures of the mostly finished product.

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Which skirt pattern should Robin use?

help her pick her pattern

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A dress for Belvidere

Robin starts here dress for Belvidere.

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We Will Not Snark.

Our promise to you!

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