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You can easily picture your spectacular new gown trailing behind you as you make a grand entrance... but what about the dirt?
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Strap-work, an interesting and rich-looking technique, can enhance a garment without the need to spend a lot of money.
Taking the basic bodice slopers from part 1, Jennie provides several examples of how to transform them into a new design.
The Chicago History Museum's collection contains over fifty gowns from the House of Worth. This one is from 1866-67.
How to manipulate historical patterns like Janet Arnold's to fit you, both by draping on the dress form and by a flat pattern adjustment method.
Reproduce authentic looking turban headdresses - as well as the beautiful ornamental pins that were used to secure and decorate them.
Travel could be a truly grimy experience back in the day. Astrida introduces us to the dusters that kept clothes from getting filthy.
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Who better than the founder of a pattern company to walk you step-by-step through drafting, from first go to patterns for sale?
Completing our series on the world of fabric manipulation, Lisha walks us through techniques of shirring and puffing for a fabulous result.
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