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Lorna McKenzie
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Blissful in the Blue Mountains
Blissful in the Blue Mountains

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The full version of On Topic Episode 1 has just been released. Click the HD icon in the video player for best quality. #ONTOPIC #BMRBC  

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Im running a Pozible campaign to raise funds for my Great War pattern series. Please share this video around your WWI groups.

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A Regency fashion parade at Woodford Academy July 2014
On a sunny but very cold Saturday in July, I ran a fashion parade for the Woodford Academy in Woodford, the oldest building in the Blue Mountains, built in 1835. My models, all good friends and brilliant costumers, volunteered along with me to do this as a ...

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My latest project and its not an historical costume, its a small camping trailer!

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Making an 1814 evening gown from Ackerma's Repository
A white crape, or fine muslin petticoat, worn over white satin, embroidered in silver lama round the bottom. A bodice of olive, or spring green - green satin. ornamented with a silver stomacher. Short, full sleeve, rounded bosom, trimmed with a full silver ...

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A 1920s and 30s find of clothes!
A 1930s fur jacket My student of four years has been successful in getting into the costuming course at Ultimo TAFE and I am extremely proud of her. I have always jokingly referred to her as 'my apprentice' and now she no longer visits me for classes, I mis...

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Storm clouds over Europe AGWA weekend in Goulburn
My AANS Uniform To start the centenary of WWI and Australia's participation in the 'war to end all wars' a group of us from the Australian Great War Association met in Goulburn, NSW from around Australia, Victoria, South Australian, Tasmania and NSW for a W...

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Making my own Regency dance slippers and boots
  I am running a demonstration class on how to create your own Regency dance slippers at this year's (2014) Jane Austen Festival Australia . Dance shoes of the period. as can be seen below,  were often soft silk slippers, tied on simply with ribbons. They w...

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Reproducing a 50s shirtwaist dress for a client
Last year I was asked by a new client to help her preserve her vintage gowns by reproducing them for her so she can wear the new one, rather than the vintage dress. I thought this would be an interesting project and I was right. We started with the 50s shir...

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12th Night Feast - making medievial fruit mince pies
The feasting table We celebrated 12th Night with a food feast for 22 friends. It was a marvellous evening, we ate, we laughed, our two Kings of Misrule, who found the token in the deserts, kept us entertained and made us entertain them with games and caroli...
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