March 26, 2014

Newsletter: Welcoming Spring in Seattle at USITT in Fort Worth Texas

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Welcoming Spring in Seattle.
As the light returns to our rainy emerald tinted Northwest, Period Corsets is as

 busy as we've ever been.  Thank you to all of our loyal clients. 
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1830's era silhouette
Visit Period Corsets at the annual USITT Stage Expo 
We hope to see you soon in Fort Worth at the 

annual USITT Stage Expo. You will find us in booth 
number 1737. 
This year we are introducing a new corset to our 
line from our most requested  era the 1830's.
Stop by to see it!

Be our guest at the USITT 2014 Stage Expo
Click here to receive complimentary "Stage Expo 

Only" passes. We love meeting our clients in person. 

Use code "PC1737" to register.

Your pass is good for all Expo Hours:
Thursday    March 27th   11am to 5:30 pm
Friday         March 28th  11am to  5:30 pm
Saturday   March  29th     9:30 am to 2 pm
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Dress Up Day


Tulip petticoat
Sixth Annual Dress Up Day!
Friday March 28th is our annual Dress Up Day at

 the USITT conference Stage Expo.   All day Friday
 we will dress you up in your favorite Period Corsets
 style.  We are sure to have your size,  just ask!
 Bring your cameras; bring your friends 
and we'll lace you up!

Corset Give Away
To enter the drawing, bring your business card

 to the Period Corsets booth, #1737 by noon on
 Saturday March 28th in Fort Worth and mention
 this email. Your presence is not required when 
the winner is picked, we'll contact you! 

 
Special USITT Conference Pricing
Be prepared to take advantage of Period Corsets'

 special USITT pricing, and add corsets, petticoats,
 and skirt supports to your costume stock.
  Everything in our booth will be for sale and 
 available for you to take home. 
 Plan ahead, bring your school purchase orders for
 easy ordering.

See you soon in Fort Worth!



EXCLUSIVE SALE OFFER 20% to 30% OFF
Not to worry!  If you won't be able to attend the 

 conference you can still take advantage of 
conference pricing.  As a subscriber to our 
Newsletter we'd like to thank you and offer 
a 20% discount.  Use the code SPRINGTIME2014
 when you place your order online.  
 We will take an additional 10% off if you refer 
a friend or colleague  who places an order.
offer expires 3/31/14
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Thom Browne
#In the Works at #Period Corsets
follow us on instagram, to see the  inner workings

 of period corsets as they happen 

"Cinderella" on Broadway, Thom Browne fashion

 show "Prince Igor" at The Metropolitan Opera ;
 sleeves, sleeves and more sleeves.....
This Winter and Spring were filled with custom 
projects.  In addition to  our retail line of period
 undergarments  ready to ship in all sizes, we
 also will accept custom projects. 
 Send us your sketch and we'll create your design. 

Here are just a few of our recent projects  

that can be seen on  Film, TV,  Stage, and 
the runway.    Custom corset confections,
lace-on sleeves for our 18th century corsets,
 19th c. men's underwear shirts and pants, 
and more sleeves!


Bodice  with sleeves18th c bodice w/ lace on sleeves
"Cinderella"19th c men's underwear
   
Visit the Period Corsets blog
 for more in depth coverage of our projects.
-or-
Pick your favorite social networking poison! Follow Period Corsets on:

 Pinterest, instagram, twitter, tumblr,  flickr, or facebook, to keep up to the minute
 with our current endeavors and special offers. 

Please pass this email on to anyone who might be interested in Period Corsets. 

Here is a link to receive this quarterly newsletter.

To place an order visit
 www.periodcorsets.com or call 206-264-0997.

We look forward to working with you.

Sincerely, Your  Friends at Period Corsets

 

February 10, 2014

Period Corsets® in the Thom Browne Fall 2014 Collection

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At Period Corsets® we are all about collaboration. We had the pleasure of once again working with Eric Winterling Inc., this time to create some truly outstanding and unique new corsets for the Thom Browne Fall 2014  runway show.

Thom Browne Fall 2014 collection, New York


We made our c. 1890 Theodora corset shape in an innovative quilted net material, provided by Eric Winterling Inc, that was commissioned  for the Thom Browne's Fall 2014 fashion show.


c. 1890 Theodora corset in grey quilted net in detail

The finished design created a structured but delicate look that seemed like it would be soft and flimsy but was astonishingly strong.  The innovation was in the the fabric, 2 layers of net expertly sewn in a grid pattern, which made for a surprisingly durable  piece that held the shape of our corset pattern perfectly.

close up of the amazing net material


We created five corsets in total, two navy blue, a beautiful dove gray, and two creme. They were a lovely match to Browne's color palette of warm grays and blacks and wonderful contrast to his menswear style tweeds and tailored garments.
corsets in three colors
Period Corsets® prides itself on meticulous sewing. That said, extra care in the construction method and precise stitching were paramount to achieve the full effect of these sheer garments as the material would show all of the inner workings. 

inner construction

a work in progress

Thom Browne is a multi-award winning designer, including two wins for Menswear Designer of the Year by the CFDA (Council of Fashion Designers of America).  His designs are truly inspiring with his use of unique textiles and amazing silhouettes. What an honor it was to be part of this collaboration.
our corset in action

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