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The two little crinoline gown's I bought recently and available in the store, are simply classics of the 1840-50's, early Victorian period.

No wonder, then, that they are so widely included in some of the best books on the history of clothing.


The references I am usin...

Is it because I am an Earth sign of the zodiac? Probably not! But over many years, I have tried to buy traditional farmers' smocks whenever I can.

Of course, there are serious collectors of these 'rare to find' items, so I only get one when I am lucky! In this instance,...


 18th Century gowns are quite rare, so those of you who have never examined one may enjoy this short analysis. 

I am selling this dress as it is, for renovation, so you can also read here to see the full condition and what needs to be done to bring it back to [alm...

Can there be anything in this World as breathtaking as an ancient English bluebell wood?


Blue is the most glorious of colours. Every Century of fabric designers had their own version of blue, all beautiful in their own right  ....



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