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Continuing 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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Now that you have a successful miniature toile, it's time to scale up and mock up the full size waterfall skirt.
The 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.
Lisha completes her investigation into this attractive style by showing us how to create a crisp and polished finished waterfall.
A famous sketch of a beautiful period gown is re-united with its real life counterpart, and is then accurately recreated as new.
Cynthia Settje has made a successful career sewing for theater and historical costumers. What advice does she have for us?
A little known 1890s Worth afternoon dress, a crisply constructed 1880s tailor-made, and Titanic era lace dresses!
Patterning and observing the fit and style of a properly made pair of trousers for the gentleman of the 1840s. With drafting instructions.
The most eye-catching Victorian skirts are the most maddening to drape just right! Here's the insider trick to the waterfall skirt.
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