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Reconstruction of the Cafrine - Part 3: the result

Reconstruction of the Cafrine costume Part 3: The result The Cafrine & her baby We are proud to present our latest historical reconstruction project, based on this watercolour of the Duke of Treviso, dating from 1861. To make sure you don't miss out on any information, we've included : the article about the painter Hippolyte Charles Napoléon Mortier, the Duke of TrevisePart 1 of this reconstruction, explaining watercolour painting...

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Reconstruction of the Cafrine - Part 2: Making the Cafrine's garment

Reconstruction of the Cafrine costume Part 2: The garment The Cafrine & her baby We are proud to present our latest historical reconstruction project, based on this watercolour of the Duke of Treviso, dating from 1861. To make sure you don't miss out on any information, we've included : the article about the painter Hippolyte Charles Napoléon Mortier, the Duke of Trevise Part 1 of this reconstruction, explaining the watercolour...

mortier de trévise, robe, tissu, recherches, cafrine, bébé, chambray, travailleuse, bel air

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Worker Uniforms: True Blue that Endures Stains

Worker Uniforms True Blue that Endures Stains! “. . . the same; not changing or different in any way,” is how the Cambridge Dictionary defines uniform (word). Ancient or modern, military or civilian, the objectives of uniform (dress) remain unchanged - identification, functionality, protection, and comfort. Hundred years ago, circumstances separated “white collar” interests from the “blue collar” ones. The wheel has come a full...

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Reconstruction of the Cafrine - Part 1: At Le Tampon, A cafrine and her baby

Reenactment of the Cafrine's costume Part 1: Research A cafrine & her baby We are proud to present our latest historical re-enactment project, based on this watercolour of Charles Hippolyte Napoléon Mortier de Trévise, dating from 1861. To make sure you don't miss out on any information, here is an article about this character, Hippolyte Charles Napoléon Mortier of Trevise, who was a close associate of the court of Napoléon III. A...

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Sewing machines in the 19th century - Part 3: in Belgium

Sewing machines in the 19th century After our articles on Sewing machines in the 19th century - Part 1: a brief history The sewing machine in the XIXth century - 2nd part : Arrival on the Réunion islandThis is the last article of this triptych, which we hope will allow you to better imagine and understand the historical context as well as the practices related to the making of clothes at the time. While doing research, I was surprised...

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