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Resizing a Historical Pattern

spp icon free sm 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.

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Turban Headdresses

icon free smReproduce authentic looking turban headdresses - as well as the beautiful ornamental pins that were used to secure and decorate them.

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Tales of the Duster

squarepicTravel 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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Drafting 1: Bodice Sloper

icon free smWho better than the founder of a pattern company to walk you step-by-step through drafting, from first go to patterns for sale?

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Basic Fabric Manipulation - Part IV

Pleating Image 8Completing 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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Fabric Shopping in London

SquarepicA visit to London is the perfect time to enhance one's stash. Constance takes us on a tour of the city's best places for fabric shopping!

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Hats & Bonnets from Modern Hats

London and Paris ladies magazine of fashion, July 1881Straw was popular year-round for Natural Form headgear. Here's how to create three different shapes by altering modern sun hats.

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Placemat Bergere Hats, Part 2

flathatMaking 18th century hats out of modern placemats? What about the crown? Here's how to add a soft silk crown, and a buckram option too.

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An 1890s Bicycle Skirt

bicycleskirtBloomers got all the press, but most women still wore skirts for bicycling. How to draft and make an attractive, functional bicycle skirt. 

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