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18th Century Women’s Dress 1

18th Century Women’s Dress 1 by Katy WerlinFashion is deeply connected with the socio-cultural world in which it arises. Katy explains some of the driving forces of the 18th c. world. 

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London Museums: Behind the Scenes

Behind the Scenes at London Museums by Marion McNealySuitcase, passports and a utility bill….? Here's all you need to know to get behind the scenes at the biggest London museums.

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Placemat Bergère Hats, Part 1

Placemat Bergère Hats, Part 1 by Chantal FilsonThe bergère hat looks terrific on everyone. Chantal walks us through making a perfectly lovely one from a placemat, of all things!

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Swiss Waist, 4: The Historical Pattern

Swiss Waist, 4: The Historical Pattern by Nikki SwiftNikki concludes her Swiss waist study by constructing a final garment from an original 1860 pattern using accurate methods.

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Beyond the Cloche

Beyond the Cloche by Marion McNealyIn the beginning there was the Cloche, and that was the only truly fashionable hat in the 1920s. Or was it? Marion sets the record straight!

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Interview with Mark Wallis

Interview with Mark WallisMark Wallis, who has been called the "Father of Live Interpretation in the UK", tells us about his innovative approach to the past.

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