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History of the Sailor Suit

John Singer Sargent 1887The sailor suit was a ubiquitous part of the Victorian era. Emmalia explores its development and why it was so popular. 

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Frugal Fashion in the 19th Century

Frugal FashionFour very different extant dresses highlight how a frugal approach to garment construction once informed sewing technique.

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A Tale of Two Bicycle Bloomers

A Tale Of Two Bloomers by Christina DeAngeloYou can never have too many bicycle bloomers. Here's how to make a pair with a poofy leg, and another pair with a really poofy leg.

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Pleating - Part 2

Pleating2 by Lisha VidlerContinue to refresh and strengthen your core fabric manipulation skills with gathered ruffles and pleating techniques.

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18th Century Women’s Dress 3

18th-Century Women’s Dress Part 3 by Katy WerlinA straightforward overview of the basic styles of women's dress that dominated the first half of the 18th century.

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Beyond the Cloche 2

Beyond the Cloche 2 by Marion McNealyWhat are the key design hallmarks of an authentic 1920s hat, making it unique and special and setting it apart from later imitations?

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