history

A Brief History of Elastic

We've all been living in our PJs for so long at this point, it's hard to imagine putting on normal jeans to go to the grocery store. How does anyone function without elastic waistbands, strech denim, elasticated socks, or the hundreds of other strechy, adjustable products we use on a daily basis? It starts with… Continue reading A Brief History of Elastic

history

Victorian Hairstyles (with tutorials!)

Thank you to @TheModernDayVictorian on Instagram for inspiring this post. Here on the blog, I've talked a lot about late Victorian fashion, but I haven't talked very much about hair and makeup. I will be the first to admit that I am super awkward when it comes to doing hair and makeup, which is why… Continue reading Victorian Hairstyles (with tutorials!)

costumes

Guest Post: Corsets!

This week's post comes to you from Missouri Dalton, who is far more knowledgeable about corsets than I am. Missouri a writer and artist from Ohio. You can find her blog here. Her latest book, A Curse on the Mountain, is now available from Dreamspinner Press. Ah, corsets. The foundation of many a historical costumer's… Continue reading Guest Post: Corsets!