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The Southern Counties Costume Society (SCCS) was formed in 1995 to bring together people interested in all aspects of textiles, clothing construction, accessories and ornamentation across the centuries.  Membership is widespread and activities are held throughout Hampshire, Dorset, Wiltshire, Sussex, Surrey and London.

Events include lectures, study days, visits to museums, stately homes and private collections.  These are held variously during the week, at weekends and in the evening.  The exchange of ideas and knowledge is always an enjoyable part of these events.

Period and vintage dress, theatrical costumes, ethnic clothing, button making, re-enactment costumes, conservation and care of textiles, war-time austerity and haute couture have all featured in the Society’s programmes. Email updates on events and exhibitions are circulated on a regular basis.

Members receive three newsletters each year compiled from their contributions.  These  include articles and information about visits, events, exhibitions, useful websites and suppliers.

Whilst our interests are serious the Society is friendly and fun.  New members are welcomed at any time throughout the year.


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It’s not too late to book for our study weekend! Book by 12pm GMT Saturday 27th Link in bio @southerncountiescostumesociety – Online event – Fibre to Frock ❤️Janet Wood, one of our speakers this Sunday, textile conservator and costume display specialist. The talk will explore how the cut and manipulation of fabrics has been used across centuries to create the style of a garment, and how this knowledge can be used to prepare mannequins for museum displays.
This is an SCCS members only exclusive event. Tickets for the study weekend are £12. Why not become a member and join us at this event? Link in bio 🧡 #fromfibretofrock #studyday #textileconservation #historicdress #textiles #vintagefashion #sewing #sarta #dressoftheyear #aladysrecord #18thcentury #19thcentury #garmenthistory #history #garmentconstruction #event #fashionthroughtheages #historyofdress #ootd #textilelove #fashionaddict #textileartist #historylovers #style #dresshistory #fashionhistory #museumdisplay #mannequin #textileconservator
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@southerncountiescostumesociety AGM and Spring Study Weekend – Online event – Fibre to Frock ❤️
Janet Wood, one of our speakers this Sunday, textile conservator and costume display specialist. The talk will explore how the cut and manipulation of fabrics has been used across centuries to create the style of a garment, and how this knowledge can be used to prepare mannequins for museum displays.
This is an SCCS members only exclusive event. Tickets for the study weekend are £12. Why not become a member and join us at this event? Link in bio 🧡 #fromfibretofrock #studyday #textileconservation #historicdress #textiles #vintagefashion #sewing #sarta #dressoftheyear #aladysrecord #18thcentury #19thcentury #garmenthistory #history #garmentconstruction #event #fashionthroughtheages #historyofdress #ootd #textilelove #fashionaddict #textileartist #historylovers #style #dresshistory #fashionhistory #museumdisplay #mannequin #textileconservator
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Hello new followers! Thanks for following can you help us reach 1000? 🙌⭐️ Why not become a member? Our Study day is coming up!.... Membership is just £10 a year! You’ll receive 3 Newsletters each year, these include articles and information about collections, events, exhibitions, useful websites and suppliers. Get preferential rates for events which include study days, visits, new online event programme. Click for more information and to find out more about us! 💕💕💕https://sccostumesociety.org.uk/join-us/ #fashionhistory #fabriclove #vintage #costume #tailoring #couturefashion #fashiongram #designer #theartofdress #history #conservation #learning #wearinghistory #fashion #clothing #dress #history #joinus #membership #museumlife #sewingbee #historyofclothing #fabricaddict #sewingismytherapy ...

BOOK NOW! 📔 Join us! Friday 26th – Sunday 28th February 2021

AGM and Spring Study Weekend – Online event – Fibre to Frock
Friday 26th February
7 pm -8.30pm
AGM and introduction to study weekend followed by raffle and informal chat. This is an SCCS members only exclusive event. Tickets for the AGM and Friday meeting are free to members. Why not become a member, membership is just £10 a year?
Saturday 27th February
2pm – 4.15pm
Hero Granger-Taylor, specialist in Archaeological textiles. ” Textiles and Clothing of Plant Fibres made in traditions which pre-date the use of animal fibres.”
Mary Schoeser, Hon. President of UK Textile Society and co-founder of the School of Textiles. “Silks from Spitalfields to East Anglia.”
Sunday 28th February
10.30am – 12.45 pm
Janet Wood, textile conservator and costume display specialist. The talk will explore how the cut and manipulation of fabrics has been used across centuries to create the style of a garment, and how this knowledge can be used to prepare mannequins for museum displays.
Dr Serena Dyer, historian of women, fashion, consumption, and material culture in the 18th and 19th centuries and lecturer at De Montfort University. “Dress of the year: Ann Frankland Lewis’s Sartorial Timekeeping”, a lady’s record of her own dress 1774-1807.
This is an SCCS members only exclusive event. Tickets for the study weekend are £12. Why not become a member and join us at this event? Link in bio #fromfibretofrock #studyday #textileconservation #historicdress #textiles #vintagefashion #sewing #garmentconstruction #event #fashionthroughtheages #historyofdress #ootd #textilelove #fashionaddict #textileartist #historylovers #pattern #style #dresshistory #fashionhistory
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Happy pancake day! 🥞 #pancakeday #pancakerace #vintage #vintagepinny #traditions #pancake #vintagestyle #pancakesforbreakfast #vintageaprons #apronstyle #vintagelife ...

Date for the diary 📔 Join us! Friday 26th – Sunday 28th February 2021

AGM and Spring Study Weekend – Online event – Fibre to Frock
Friday 26th February
7 pm -8.30pm
AGM and introduction to study weekend followed by raffle and informal chat. This is an SCCS members only exclusive event. Tickets for the AGM and Friday meeting are free to members. Why not become a member, membership is just £10 a year?
Saturday 27th February
2pm – 4.15pm
Hero Granger-Taylor, specialist in Archaeological textiles. ” Textiles and Clothing of Plant Fibres made in traditions which pre-date the use of animal fibres.”
Mary Schoeser, Hon. President of UK Textile Society and co-founder of the School of Textiles. “Silks from Spitalfields to East Anglia.”
Sunday 28th February
10.30am – 12.45 pm
Janet Wood, textile conservator and costume display specialist. The talk will explore how the cut and manipulation of fabrics has been used across centuries to create the style of a garment, and how this knowledge can be used to prepare mannequins for museum displays.
Dr Serena Dyer, historian of women, fashion, consumption, and material culture in the 18th and 19th centuries and lecturer at De Montfort University. “Dress of the year: Ann Frankland Lewis’s Sartorial Timekeeping”, a lady’s record of her own dress 1774-1807.
This is an SCCS members only exclusive event. Tickets for the study weekend are £12. Why not become a member and join us at this event? Link in bio #fromfibretofrock #studyday #textileconservation #historicdress #textiles #vintagefashion #sewing #garmentconstruction #event #fashionthroughtheages #historyofdress #ootd #textilelove #fashionaddict #textileartist #historylovers #pattern #style #dresshistory #fashionhistory
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Did you know we offer a bursary to members and non members? Need help with books or research material? We can help.... The SCCS bursary is available to any member of the SCCS (other than committee members) or non-members for a costume or textile related activity, although preference will be given to member applications and institutions in our local area. Projects such as the partial funding of an area of research, purchase of archival products for a small museum or trust, or the cost of a conference fee would be eligible. Other items might include help with fees for courses, workshops, travel expenses, books for research or entrance fees for visits to collections.
Application for the bursary of a maximum of £250 should be made on the society’s application form which can be obtained by request via the Contact page of the website - link in bio 🙌
The deadline for applications for this bursary is normally 31st January each year. In light of the current restrictions, for 2021 we have extended that deadline to Monday 1st March at 5pm. Applications will be discussed by the committee at their next meeting. Applicants will be informed of the committee’s decision within six weeks of the application deadline.
Bursary winners will be asked to report back briefly on the activity funded by the bursary, either in the newsletter or in person at a study day. Alternatively, the successful applicants may agree to give a full length presentation as part of the SCCS programme of events.
The bursary will also be promoted via the SCCS website and social media platforms and successful applicants will be asked to participate in these.
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Could you do with some help towards a project you are working on? Need help with books or research material? We can help.... 🙌👍 The SCCS bursary is available to any member of the SCCS (other than committee members) or non-members for a costume or textile related activity, although preference will be given to member applications and institutions in our local area. Projects such as the partial funding of an area of research, purchase of archival products for a small museum or trust, or the cost of a conference fee would be eligible. Other items might include help with fees for courses, workshops, travel expenses, books for research or entrance fees for visits to collections.
Application for the bursary of a maximum of £250 should be made on the society’s application form which can be obtained by request via the Contact page of this website – here.
The deadline for applications for this bursary is normally 31st January each year. In light of the current restrictions, for 2021 we have extended that deadline to Monday 1st March at 5pm. Applications will be discussed by the committee at their next meeting. Applicants will be informed of the committee’s decision within six weeks of the application deadline.
Bursary winners will be asked to report back briefly on the activity funded by the bursary, either in the newsletter or in person at a study day. Alternatively, the successful applicants may agree to give a full length presentation as part of the SCCS programme of events.
The bursary will also be promoted via the SCCS website and social media platforms and successful applicants will be asked to participate in these.
What are you waiting for??
#bursary #graduate #universitylife #uni #university #mycollections #wecanhelp #costumelife #historyofdress #history #dresshistory #clothingthroughtheages #fashionista #fashion #sewing #fabricaddict #fabriclover #textilelover #conservator #museumsfromhome #museumlife #spreadtheword #sewingproject #lace #sewistsofinstagram #textileart @uniportsmouthcci #student #fashionresearch #costume #costumedesign
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