Category Archives: Stays

Blue Silk Polonaise

“The robe à la polonaise or polonaise is a woman’s garment of the later 1770s and 1780s or a similar revival style of the 1870s inspired by Polish national costume, consisting of a gown with a cutaway, draped and swagged … Continue reading

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Stay Class

This Sunday, the 3rd April, is day one of my 2 day 18th Century Stay making class.                                               … Continue reading

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Class times

Well I’ve managed to plan some workshops for the first few months of the year. All the dates & times are now up on the Class Times page of the site. There are gaps where I might be able to … Continue reading

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Gosh March is flying by!! Its been super busy in the studio with frocks to be made & fitted & some lovely ladies coming in for classes. In particular there have been a couple of 18th Century Stay workshops running. … Continue reading

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