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A city taylor’s wife dressing for the Pantheon

A fashionably dressed woman sitting behind a table is taking a necklace out of a box. She looks with disdain at her enraged husband in old-fashioned clothes and a nightcap, sitting next to her, his fists clenched and despair on his face. In his lap lies...
From: Recent Antiquarian Acquisitions on 3 Aug 2021

A review of Wearing History's Smooth Sailing 1930s Sport Togs- Blouse & Trousers Pattern

Wearing History recently expanded the sizes of her Smooth Sailing 1930s Sport Togs- Blouse & Trousers Pattern. The original pattern package has bust sizes 30-40, and now there’s also a plus-size one in bust sizes 41-53, and waist sizes 34-46....
From: Isis' Wardrobe on 28 Oct 2020

Pattern Notes on Simplicity 8578 - Robe a la Francaise Dress Pattern

A couple years ago now we worked with Simplicity to create a Robe a la Francaise pattern (Simplicity 8578) based on Abby's sacque in The American Duchess Guide to 18th Century Dressmaking. When that pattern came out, I wanted to use it to make my own,...

Indigenous Possum Skin Cloaks.

Possum-skin cloak — Canberra Museum & Gallery
From: A Woodsrunner's Diary on 24 Feb 2020

Sewing Birds.

Sewing Birds & Sewing Clamps.The Monmouth Museum is home to one of North America's largest collections of 18th and 19th century sewing clamps also known as sewing birds. Sewing clamps were used in the 18th century to attach one end of a piece of cloth...
From: A Woodsrunner's Diary on 15 Sep 2019

A few 1760s-90s London prints of women doing domestic chores

London printmakers published hundreds of popular & satirical mezzotints between 1760 and 1800, many of which quickly found their way to the British American colonies and later to the new republic.  These prints give a glimpse into the everyday...
From: 18th-century American Women on 14 Sep 2013

#SewingIsHard - 1830s Bodice Video

It's time for another episode of #SewingIsHard ! This time we're covering 1830s bodices, with some behind-the-scenes tips, tricks, and discoveries to help you in your own 1830s project. Enjoy!Next up we'll be discussing 1830s sleeves. We've talked a bit...

Jane Austen’s Sampler: Who Stitched It?

Inquiring readers, Brenda Cox has contributed yet another fascinating post about Jane Austen’s cross-stitched sampler. Is it hers or not? Find out as Ms. Cox explores the possibilities using an extensive amount of research and conversations with...
From: Jane Austen's World on 11 Apr 2019

#SewingIsHard - 1830s Skirts!

Hi lovelies! It's time for a new video all about the magical world of 1830s skirts.If you're working on an 1830s gown, be it for day or evening, we've got some notes for you from both Abby and Lauren's gown projects and our extant gown as well. Enjoy!

Martha Dandridge Custis Washington 1731-1802 At Home & At Military Camps

MW 1796 Gilbert Stuart (1755-1828). Martha Dandridge Custis Washington (1731-1802)  (Daniel Parke Custis) (George Washington)Martha Dandridge's first husband was a man much older than herself & her second was almost a year younger. Before she...
From: 18th-century American Women on 28 Dec 2018

Vlog: The 1830s Bustle!

Howdy! We're deep, deep down the #1830s rabbit hole, working diligently on our gowns with much haste in preparation for our trip to Dickens Fair in San Francisco on December 15th.Abby has been very responsibly recording her progress for our new vlog #SewingIsHard...

Gange in 17C & 18C English Society

"Englishman Robert Hooke (1635-1703), a natural philosopher and architect whose diverse achievements included creating the balance spring used in pocket watches and, as the author of the landmark book Micrographia, coined the word cell for biological...
From: 18th-century American Women on 8 Oct 2013

1790 Diary of Weaver Elizabeth Fuller Age 14 Massachusettes

Elizabeth Fuller (1775-1856) was 14 years-old, when she started keeping a diary. She made regular entries from October 1790 through December 1792. She lived with her family on a farm in Princeton, Massachusetts.Pehr Hillström (Swedish artist, 1732-1816) A...
From: 18th-century American Women on 7 Jan 2018

Stitching Up History
From: A Woodsrunner's Diary on 6 Dec 2017

New York Business Woman Mary Alexander 1693-176

The Alexander Papers at the New-York Historical Society Library contain the records of the mercantile business of Mary Alexander and provide a glimpse into the life of a colonial NYC businesswomanFrom the New-York Historical Society LibraryMary Alexander’s...
From: 18th-century American Women on 17 Nov 2017

Life for Martha Washington at Mount Vernon Before the Presidency

1757 Detail John Wollaston (1710-1775) Martha Dandridge Custis Washington (1731-1802)  (Daniel Parke Custis) (George Washington) Life for Martha Washington at Mount Vernon Before the Presidency At Mount Vernon, Martha Dandridge Custis Washington's...
From: 18th-century American Women on 25 Jul 2017

A Pretty Paisley Print Ditty Bag

I recently purchased this charming late 19th century (or very early 20th century) work bag (also called a ditty bag). The intricate paisley-style, polished sateen cotton print was visually pleasing with its pinks, reds and greens. Each side features a...
From: SilkDamask on 15 Apr 2017

18th Century Sewing Needles & Pins.

18th century items including steel needles and  pins found in the Sprague House.; 18th Century Sewing Needles and Pins. From about the Viking age until the 17th century sewing needles were made of iron....
From: A Woodsrunner's Diary on 16 Nov 2016

Sometimes Best Practice Means Best Tools

Larkin & Smith, At the Sign of the Golden Scissors Let's talk needles and thread as part of best practice.  I think of thread as a tool as much as a needle, pair of scissors or even a pin.  The right thread makes the job easier, faster,...

Examining The 18th Century Shirt.
From: A Woodsrunner's Diary on 10 Feb 2016

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This search feature has a number of purposes:

1. to give site users improved access to the content EMC has been aggregating since August 2012, so they can look for bloggers posting on topics they're interested in, explore what's happening in the early modern blogosphere, and so on.

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Caveats and Work in Progress

This does not search post content, and it will not find any informal keywords/hashtags within the body of posts.

If EMC doesn't find any <category> tags for a post in the RSS feed it is classified as uncategorized. These and any <category> 'uncategorized' from the feed are omitted from search results. (It should always be borne in mind that some bloggers never use any kind of category or tag at all.)

This will not be a 'real time' search, although EMC updates content every few hours so it's never very far behind events.

The search is at present quite basic and limited. I plan to add a number of more sophisticated features in the future including the ability to filter by blog tags and by dates. I may also introduce RSS feeds for search queries at some point.

Constructing Search Query URLs

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This is the basic structure:{search term or phrase}

For example, the URL for a simple search for categories containing London:

The URL for a search for the exact category Gunpowder Plot:

In this more complex URL, %20 is the URL encoding for a space between words and &exact=on adds the exact category requirement.

I'll do my best to ensure that the basic URL construction (searchcat?s=...) is stable and persistent as long as the site is around.