Allie (@HistFicChick) had the great idea of finding some cheap second hand frames and using ribbons to hang and accent them on the wall. Very cool. Another idea I came across was to use 'scrapbook' photo corner inserts and 3M tape to pop them on the wall. Anyone have any other ideas?
On my quest it seemed other people were also in the creative mood. I have been itching to sew a frock lately (haven't done so in two years!) and it seems other people I talk to have been thinking the same thing. So for all of you who are inspired enough to do so, I found this really interesting website all about making period stays (18th century corsetry anyone?) The site includes the following chapters:
* Chapter 1: Materials
* Chapter 2: The pattern
* Chapter 3: The technique
* Chapter 4: Wear and care
* Chapter 5: Fully-boned stays
Has anyone ever successfully crafted stays? Would love to hear your experiences! I have always been told it is tricky business. Which is why I am so very drawn to haberdashery...
Call for Papers | Eighteenth-Century Fiction
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