Monthly Archives: September 2011

STITCHES AS USED BY TAILORS IN 1800

When I began researching into 18C gentlemen’s tailoring a couple of years ago I keenly felt the need to find an elementary book to help me to understand the basics. I found several treatises, but they were all either too high-level or the wrong da… Continue reading

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THE TRAGIC DEATH OF SIR RICHARD CROFT

Sir Richard Croft (9 January 1762 – 13 February 1818) is best known as the obstetrician who attended Princes Charlotte during her fatal confinement in 1817. Her death affected him deeply and he committed suicide in the following year. My interest … Continue reading

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THE NEW CRAZE FOR COTTON: GUEST BLOG BY SARAH J. WALDOCK

I invited Sarah to guest here and am glad to say that she graciously accepted.She has not only a thorough and practical knowledge of tailoring and fabrics but also of the Regency period, which I’m sure you will agree is a very valuable combination… Continue reading

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