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Im trying to find a pattern / instructions on how to make a ladies fan and also a general website for ideas for ladies accoutrements , suzie bought a great gown and I want to get her some various bits and pices of prettiness to go with it :D cant ask on the friends and gossip cos she looks on there regularly I also thought using the appropriate forum might be a good idea :D
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have you been through the links on the Costumers Manifesto site?

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nope whats that then ?
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Martin,

Have a quick peek on here.
http://www.manneredmob.com/

These are chaps/ladies that live and breathe C18th Civilian life.
Being a soldier in George II army, i wouldn't have a clue about finery :)

I'm sure if you contact Judith who runs the MM, she'd be more than willing to offer you some advice? She's a fab lady with an abundance of knowledge.

Good luck on yer quest.
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cheers :D
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Well if you are ever in Greenwich (London) there's a Fan museum there.
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My daughter used to collect fans, and they are still in the loft somewhere. If you like, I could look one out and bring it to TORM for you?
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Far as I know at least one member of mannered mob was getting into fan making. I don't know how far she got with it though. Definitely worth contacting Judith.

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Hi,

There's a great site called sensibility.com, with all sorts of historical patterns; the lady who runs it designed Simplicity's Regency gown patterns. Here's the link: http://www.sensibility.com/pattern/main/?page_id=8
There's also patterns for reticules and the like, also available as an epattern for $1.50 or something like that. American, but good nonetheless! :)
For more Regency patterns in general, there's also rockinghorse-farm.com, who have some lovely ladies' riding habits etc.

Best wishes,
Cynewyn

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