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icon free smYou can easily picture your spectacular new gown trailing behind you as you make a grand entrance... but what about the dirt?

icon free smStrap-work, an interesting and rich-looking technique, can enhance a garment without the need to spend a lot of money.

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Taking the basic bodice slopers from part 1, Jennie provides several examples of how to transform them into a new design.

icon free smThe Chicago History Museum's collection contains over fifty gowns from the House of Worth. This one is from 1866-67.

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.

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

squarepicTravel could be a truly grimy experience back in the day. Astrida introduces us to the dusters that kept clothes from getting filthy.

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?

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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