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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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You can still book for “18th Century Treasures Revealed” with Heather Toomer on Tuesday afternoon at 3pm, and don’t forget that if you can’t make it on the day your ticket entitles you to receive the private link to the full film of the event including the Q&A which will be uploaded to our YouTube channel on Friday. All bookings close at 11.30am on Tuesday 24th. Click the link in comments to join as a member just £10 for a year’s membership ⭐️⭐️⭐️ #heathertoomer #lacemaking #lace #historyofdress #museumsfromhome #18thcentury #historicaldress #historicalcostuming #fashion #history #textileaddict #collections #identifyinglace #needlepointlace #machinelace #antiquelace #bobbinlace #lacecollector #laceandlinens #whitework #bonnetsandgowns #historicalclothing #passionforfashion ...

Just to remind you that booking is now open for our next online event, “ 18th Century Treasures Revealed – the Collections of Heather Toomer” on 24th November at 3pm.

As you know this is the first in our series “Shared Passions – the hidden collections of SCCS members” and we are starting with a really special collection.

If you’re not available on the 24th November, don’t worry as your ticket will entitle you to receive the private link to the film on our YouTube channel after the event. The final film including the Q & A will be uploaded on Friday 27th November and you can view it as many times as you like. #fashion #fashionhistory #lace #historyofdress #museumsfromhome #dress #textileaddict #18centuryfashion #18thcentury #vintagetextiles #hiddencollections
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We are delighted to offer the first in our series “shared passions – the hidden collections of SCCS members” which will be a pre-recorded online discussion and live Q&A with long standing SCCS member Heather Toomer, freelance author, lecturer, and consultant on antique lace and whitework embroideries.
Members will have the opportunity to ask Heather questions after the pre-recorded talk in a live Zoom webinar.
Tickets are £10 and this is an SCCS Members only exclusive event. You can either join live on the 24th November at 3pm or we will send you a link, after the event, to the Youtube channel to watch at your convenience.
Not a member? Click to join https://sccostumesociety.org.uk/join-us/- annual subscription for membership to the SCCS is £10.00 as a members you will receive three newsletters and preferential rates for events
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Thank you @thefashionmap.co for the information!

Good as Gold: Fashioning Senegalese Women is the first major exhibition of Senegalese gold jewellery to date that focuses on the history of Senegal’s gold, from past to present, and the beauty and complexity of the way Senegalese women use ornament and fashion to present themselves. A key theme of the exhibition is the Senegalese concept of sañse (a Wolof word for dressing up or looking and feeling good). Good as Gold explores how a woman in a city like Dakar might use a piece of gold jewelry to build a carefully tailored, elegant fashion ensemble.

📍 North Carolina Museum of Art through January 03, 2021.

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Committee meeting via zoom tonight lots to discuss for the coming months and into next year stay tuned @southerncountiescostumesociety 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 ...

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, 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 ...

Remember remember the 5th of November gunpowder treason and plot💥Guy Faulks hat envy 🎩Sparklers in the garden at the ready for tonight 💫#hatenvy #ootd #gunpowderplot #britishhistory #guidofawkes #hatsofinstagram #guyfawkes #bonfirenight #fashionhistory #1605 ...

Sewing notions are out again! Queues outside the fabric shop today. What are you working on? Time to start a new project? If you love fashion history we have an exciting programme of online events coming up membership is £10’a year which includes three newsletters, these include articles, information about visits, events, exhibitions, and useful websites. If you'd like to know more please click the link https://sccostumesociety.org.uk/join-us/ #sewingtherapy #covidprojects #fashion #fashionhistory #fabricaddict #dress #vintage #textilelove #2ndlockdown #sew #sewistsofinstagram #sewingproject ...

Are you a fan of The Queen’s Gambit and The Crown? 👑 The @brooklynmuseum has recently launched a new virtual exhibition, a digital display of costumes from two Netflix shows: the newly released tv series The Queen's Gambit, and the upcoming season of The Crown. Related garments from the Brooklyn Museum's collection are also included.The virtual exhibition is available to explore until December 13 2020. To access the exhibition, follow this link: https://www.brooklynmuseum.org/exhibitions/queen_and_crown #thecrown #thequeensgambit #fashionhistory #royalfashion #dianaprincessofwales #royalwedding #fashion #tvdrama #museumfromhome #netflix #costumehistory ...

Hapoy halloween to all our followers🎃👻🕸🧙‍♀️Are you dressing up at home? #halloween #trickortreat #halloweencostume #spookyseason #autumn #halloween2020 #spook #samhain #autumnfashion ...

Free online event @museumatfit on 5th November join artist Jeffery Gibson and designer Korina Emmerich and historian Regan de Loggans for a conversation about Native American fashion design. Gibson is an award-winning Choctaw-Cherokee artist, whose work combines traditional Native American elements with contemporary references. Emmerich is the founder of EMME, a fashion brand, which reflects her indigenous heritage stemming from the Coast Salish territory, Puyallup tribe. For more information check out the @museumatfit page #museumatfit #fashionhistory #fashionculture #museumfromhome #fashion #fashiondesigners #jefferygibson ...

Don’t forget! Final call for SCCS members wishing to book for today’s members online exclusive event ⭐️ “Fashions of the Roaring Twenties” ⭐️ with Grace Evans. Bookings close at 11.30am today, find the link to book in the latest email from Anthea.
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