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Whitework Embroidery

whitework iconIs it Ayrshire, Madeira, Dresden work, Hardanger, Limerick, Carrickmacross lace or Broderie Anglaise? Know your whitework!

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How to Make Edwardian Trousers

iconCharlotte concludes her series on patterning and making 19th century men's trousers with this smart Edwardian pair from 1901.

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Celestia's Homemade Dress

squarepicWe're not the only ones who curse over our sewing. In the early 1870s, Celestia Freeman made herself a dress - and she struggled too!

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Perfect Welt Pockets

iconTailoring depends on well finished details like pockets. Here are four styles of welt pockets that will make your sewing look professional.

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How to Make 1860s Trousers

squarepicContinuing Charlotte's investigation of men's trousers of the 1800s. In this installment, she drafts and tests a pair from 1867.

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The Elusive Waterfall Skirt, part 2

squarepicNow that you have a successful miniature toile, it's time to scale up and mock up the full size waterfall skirt.

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1908 Dinner Dress, part 2

iconThe construction of gowns in this era is often complex - but with the original gown as a reference, this dress can be rebuilt piece by piece.

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The Elusive Waterfall Skirt, Part 3

squarepicLisha completes her investigation into this attractive style by showing us how to create a crisp and polished finished waterfall. 

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1908 Dinner Dress, part 1

iconA famous sketch of a beautiful period gown is re-united with its real life counterpart, and is then accurately recreated as new.

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