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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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Did you know..... Haslemere Museum has initiated a new project called The GladRags Project where they are inviting the community and/or visitors to the museum to make a patchwork square representing what makes them happy during these extraordinary times. See website for details.
http://www.haslemeremuseum.co.uk/whatson/whatson.html #gladragsproject @haslemeremuseum #covi̇d19 #lockdown2020 #patchwork #sewingproject #fabric #sewingtherapy #localmuseums #stitching #handstitched
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Do you have an interest in fashion and costume? Could you be our new ONLINE EVENTS SUPPORT VOLUNTEER? We are putting together a programme of online events to include lectures, webinars and study days and are seeking one or two dynamic and committed individual(s) to join the Society as online events support volunteer(s). You would be involved in filming, editing, and administering these events. For a copy of the job description and full details of how to apply please contact us via our website at https://sccostumesociety.org.uk/contact/ The closing date for applications is 3rd September. This role might particularly suit a student and could be a great addition to your CV. You do not need to be a member of SCCS to apply. #volunteer #canyouhelp #sewingbee #studentlife #costume #historicaldress #dress #tailoring #vintagefashion #technicalhelprequired #fabricaddict #onlineevents #dynamic #fabric #fashionstudentlife #fashionstudent ...

southerncountiescostumesociety Summer reading! ☀️☀️What are you reading at the moment? #fashion #dress #history #print #fashiondesigners #historyofdress #costume #1940s #50sfashion #fabric #quant #maryquant #biba #historicaldress #fabricaddict #study #summerreading #bookstagram ...

@zoom_video_communications meeting for the August 2020 @southerncountiescostumesociety Committee meeting ❤️ Lovely to see the committee! Lots to talk about as always, plans and exciting ideas for the not too distant future we hope! Membership is £10 a year and this includes 3 newsletters a year and preferential rates for events! Link to our website in bio #zoom #fashionhistory #historyofdress #committee #historicalclothing #joinus #fashiongram #costume #dress #tailoring #textiledesign #wearinghistory #fashionstatement #collections #meeting ...

Only a few days to go till the 31st July 🙌 the deadline to apply for a SCCS bursary. Bursaries are available to individuals whether they are a member of SCCS or not, though we do give preference to SCCS members. We are particularly keen to support postgraduate students and researchers who live, work or are studying in our region (Hampshire, Dorset, Wiltshire, Sussex, Surrey and London), but are open to applications beyond this area. There are a wealth of costume collections within our region and anyone wishing to research within those collections or assist / volunteer with them, would also be of particular interest. Applications are welcomed for up to £250 to cover expenses such as travel cost, research materials, conference fees etc. Further details are available on our website https://sccostumesociety.org.uk/bursary-award/ where you can also obtain an application form. Closing date for applications is 31st July. #dresshistory #research #historicaldress #fashionstudent #bursary #historylovers #textileartist #textiles #university #fashionthroughtheages #hampshire #dorset #wiltshire #fashionblogger #stylefashion #study #sussex #surrey #london #studentlife #museum #collections #fabric #postgrad #historyoffashion #historicalreenactment #costumier #perioddress #historicalsewing #historicaltailoring ...

A few days late but happy national day of the cowboy! Check out these boots from the @cowgirlmuseum #nationaldayofthecowboy #cowgirlboots #wildwest #fashionhistory #thesebootsweremadeforwalking #girlpower #red #cowgirlmuseum #westernfashion https://images.app.goo.gl/N3wgjd5wPq47aaub7 ...

The owners of a laundry shop in central Taiwan have become Instagram stars for posing in garments left behind @wantshowasyoung some people have recognised their garments and come back and settled the bill! #beautyisageless #forgottenlaundry #ootd #fashion #styleinspo #styleisageless #fashionstatement ...

Hello new followers! Thanks for following 🙌⭐️ Why not join us 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 to collections both private and museum based. 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 #fashiondiaries ...

Here comes the bride! Beatrice's stunning outfit is a vintage dress from the queen's wardrobe. Designed by Norman Hartnell, the exquisite ivory dress is made from Peau De Soie taffeta, and is trimmed with ivory Duchess satin. Featuring organza sleeves, diamanté adornments, and a checkered, geometric bodice. 💕💕💕
Angela Kelly and Stewart Parvin, both of whom regularly work with the queen, remodelled the dress and carried out a fitting to ensure that it looked perfect on the bride.
The queen famously wore the gown to the premiere of Lawrence of Arabia at the Odeon in Leicester Square, London, in 1962. #dresshistory #weddingdress #royalweddingdress #historyofdress #royaldesigner #taffeta ##normanhartnell #costumehistory #vintagefashion #ootd #flashesofdelight #thatsdarling #thehappynow #herecomesthebride #organzasleeves
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Tune in this evening “My Friend Jane” on BBC4 at 10pm 📺 The lovely Zack whom we had the pleasure to meet at our AGM study day from @pinsent_tailoring is in this short documentary on people inspired by Jane Austen and her legacy. ❤️
#historicalfashion #historicaltailoring #historicalcostume #dandy #smallbusiness #bespoke #tailor #regency #lgbtbusiness #tailoring #firstempireproblems #historicalclothing #georgian #madeinEngland #periodtailor #19thcentury #vintagestylenotvintagevalues #janeausten #chawton #myfriendjane #janeaustenfan #janeaustenforever
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This fabulous dress from the Fashion Museum collection designed by Bath-based fashion designer Cindy Beadman, will be on display in the Fashion & Fairytale exhibition at the Assembly Rooms between 3-5 August! 🧚 You'll also see sustainable fashion designs from students across the local area alongside a retrospective collection of Cindy Beadman's work 👗@fashion_museum_bath #sustainablefashion #fashionandfairytale #imagine #dress #colourpop #thatsdarling #instasquare #museums #bath #fashionstudent #fashiondesign ...

Great news! If you missed the fabulous portraying pregnancy exhibition before lock down. The Foundling Museum extended to the 23rd August 🙌
https://www.facebook.com/FoundlingMuseum/videos/3579237762089872/?vh=e @foundlingmuseum #historyofdress #museums #pregnancyclothing #fashionhistory #fashion #theartofdress #style #historicdress #mumtobe #pregnancystyle #london #lockdown
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