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March 8, 2014 - Isobel Carr
The History of Underthings from the Middle Ages to the Roaring Twenties - Register
Seeing is believing (and understanding). Isobel Carr's much requested history of underwear workshop examines extant garments, historically accurate recreations, and period images to help authors truly understand the clothing their characters would have been wearing, how the foundation garments affect the overall silhouette, and how it felt to wear that clothing. This type of specialized knowledge is hard to come by, and having it presented in a hands-on fashion, with plenty of chances to ask questions is invaluable to writers of historical (and time travel) romance.
There will be plenty of time for Q&A, so if you have questions about historical clothing, jot them down and Isobel will do her best to answer them (and maybe even show you if her stash of images contains examples).
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