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Maria Hendrika of Belgium, 1865, probably wearing WorthExploring Charles Frederick's story to find the secrets behind his genius, and thus capture the magic of Worth in our own work.

squarepicMeet Slogger Rose of The Ragged Victorians, who reject silks and crinolines to portray the great unwashed of 19th century society.

quarepicWith a little practice you can draft an 1890s sleeve just like the pros used to. Here, Nicole walks us thorugh several different sleeves from 1897. 

squarepicCan't afford bespoke historic shoes to match your outfit? Caroline shows how to dye and embellish store-bought shoes to make them your own.

squarepicNikki continues her journey through the world of Swiss Waist Belts, drafting one from scratch and one from an original Victorian pattern.

squarepicIf specialist period shoes are outside your budget, here's how to revive, alter or modify existing shoes with skills you already have.

squarepicWhat embroidery design is right for your latest project? Denise traces techniques & motifs as they transition from one period to the next. 

squarepicThese textural effects have been used for centuries, from farmer's workwear to Liberty silks. Polly investigates and has a go.

SquarepicIn part two, Polly looks at the development of fabrics, dyes and fastenings, and when they became part of popular fashion.

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