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by Claudia Aliffe
Wed Jan 17, 2007 11:49 am
Forum: Costumes
Topic: Garage conversion suitable for costume storage
Replies: 15
Views: 1700

Garage conversion suitable for costume storage

We've been hiring a storage unit to put all our costumes in. We've had it probably a year now and the costs are rising and rising. It's costing us over £100 a month. We have a detached garage that is too small to put a car in. At the moment it is full of props, staging, lighting etc but I think with...
by Claudia Aliffe
Thu Jun 29, 2006 12:48 pm
Forum: Costumes
Topic: Victorian Mantle
Replies: 5
Views: 1232

Stuck on sleeves

Hello there, Well I have my pattern and all is looking good but I am really stuck on the sleeves. It looks like the sleeve comes up over the back of the bustle on the illustrations, but I cannot work out which bit. Has anyone done the 1875 Dolman Mantle and has pics or can tell me. I have attached t...
by Claudia Aliffe
Fri Mar 24, 2006 6:21 pm
Forum: Costumes
Topic: Victorian Mantle
Replies: 5
Views: 1232

Wow, more mantle patterns than I know what to do with! Now if only I could make a decision......!

Many thank guys!

Claudia
by Claudia Aliffe
Fri Mar 24, 2006 12:48 pm
Forum: Costumes
Topic: Victorian Mantle
Replies: 5
Views: 1232

Victorian Mantle

Hi there, Does anyone know where I can source a pattern for a victorian mantle for the late victorian periods pre and post bustle. I want the one with the really fancy false sleeves in it and / or variations that I can adapt. I just can't get my head round the false sleeve bit and the correct constr...
by Claudia Aliffe
Thu Mar 16, 2006 5:41 pm
Forum: General History
Topic: Insurance of costume collection
Replies: 7
Views: 1592

Hi, Thanks everyone for that. You have certainly given me ideas on how to approach it. Currently I have had to put all my costume into easily accessible storage as I have so badly run out of room at home and I'm covered up to £4,000.00 if anything goes horribly wrong there. Certainly when hiring stu...
by Claudia Aliffe
Wed Mar 15, 2006 6:09 pm
Forum: Costumes
Topic: Do you work on a stand or cut from a pattern?
Replies: 38
Views: 6493

I do both, and use shop bought patterns and make my own.
by Claudia Aliffe
Tue Mar 07, 2006 11:51 am
Forum: Costumes
Topic: UK costume events - anyone up for it?????
Replies: 50
Views: 10429

This all sounds brilliant, keep me posted. It would be great to get involved and we'll definately be there! It would be great to do a bit of later period costume.

Thanks for this David, onwards and upwards!!

Regards,

Claudia
by Claudia Aliffe
Tue Feb 28, 2006 10:35 am
Forum: Costumes
Topic: UK costume events - anyone up for it?????
Replies: 50
Views: 10429

Thanks Frances, all looks good to me! I look forward to hopefully seeing you at something soon, if only I could get my life sorted out and my house decorated before the summer!!!!!Arrggghhgh!
by Claudia Aliffe
Mon Feb 27, 2006 1:19 pm
Forum: Costumes
Topic: UK costume events - anyone up for it?????
Replies: 50
Views: 10429

Hi Frances, It's been a while! We last met at a regency ball two years ago I think! How time flies! I've been into the Costume Guild website today, but I can't really find anything at the moment. I also haven't subscribed to Call to Arms yet, but will do at some point for my research into the possib...
by Claudia Aliffe
Fri Feb 24, 2006 1:46 pm
Forum: Costumes
Topic: UK costume events - anyone up for it?????
Replies: 50
Views: 10429

Hi everyone, Wow, I've been really pleased with the response. I've left some enquiries with potential venues so hopefully I will get some feedback in the next week or so and I can give you all some more info on costs etc and I might be able to start putting something firm in place. In the meantime a...
by Claudia Aliffe
Wed Feb 22, 2006 5:05 pm
Forum: Costumes
Topic: UK costume events - anyone up for it?????
Replies: 50
Views: 10429

Thanks for that, all taken on board! I will use this in my negotiations.
by Claudia Aliffe
Wed Feb 22, 2006 10:33 am
Forum: Costumes
Topic: UK costume events - anyone up for it?????
Replies: 50
Views: 10429

Funnily enough right in my area. I met Jessie at Hughenden once a few years back. I was also at West Wycombe Park the other day trying to negotiate the hire of some costumes for their open house season, not the caves mind but I hear they are dreadful! Certainly this is the area I'm interested in doi...
by Claudia Aliffe
Tue Feb 21, 2006 4:38 pm
Forum: Costumes
Topic: May 19th & 20th 2007, Heythrop Event
Replies: 1
Views: 891

Ooops, hello just spotted your email. I have just posted something similar for potentially the Buckinghamshire area of the country. Again not sure if this will come to anything, but I wouldn't step on anyone's toes. I would be interested in your event as I do Georgian - Edwardian. Best of luck, perh...
by Claudia Aliffe
Tue Feb 21, 2006 4:29 pm
Forum: Costumes
Topic: UK costume events - anyone up for it?????
Replies: 50
Views: 10429

Thank you - I knew I'd get it wrong!!!
by Claudia Aliffe
Tue Feb 21, 2006 4:19 pm
Forum: Costumes
Topic: UK costume events - anyone up for it?????
Replies: 50
Views: 10429

UK costume events - anyone up for it?????

Not sure if this is the right place to advertise this so apologies to the moderator if I have fluffed up again! I am toying with the idea of running a costume event /conference in the UK which is particularly geared towards the Georgian through to the early Edwardian periods. In particular I like th...
by Claudia Aliffe
Tue Feb 21, 2006 4:05 pm
Forum: 1810-1900
Topic: Events 2006
Replies: 1
Views: 1399

Events 2006

Hello,

Anyone got any events running this year for this period. I have a stack of Georgian / Regency / Victorian that need airing!

Regards,

Claudia
by Claudia Aliffe
Tue Feb 21, 2006 3:34 pm
Forum: General History
Topic: Insurance of costume collection
Replies: 7
Views: 1592

Insurance of costume collection

I've started hiring out my costume collection to historic houses etc. And it got me thinking about insurance. They are covered whilst in storage but what about when they are out and about? I have been told that you can't get insurance for costume and accessories etc, and that they come under standar...
by Claudia Aliffe
Tue Feb 21, 2006 1:09 pm
Forum: General History
Topic: Who do you think you are?
Replies: 33
Views: 5785

Who do you think you are

I have done nearly everything on my family tree back as far as 1800, spilling back as far as 1760 in some areas. I now plan to crack the pre 1837 registration nut - I have a lot of spare time on my hands! Currently most of my lot are the (allegedly Border Reiver) Olivers of Scotland, Cumbria and Ire...
by Claudia Aliffe
Mon Feb 20, 2006 2:42 pm
Forum: Costumes
Topic: Umbrella repair
Replies: 3
Views: 1952

Umbrella repair

Does anyone out there know of anyone or any company that will repair vintage umbrellas / parasols. I have a few which are lovely but need new spokes!

I am based in the UK but don't particuarly mind sending them overseas to have sorted.

Many thanks in advance for your help.

Regards,

Claudia

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