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Written by Lynn McMasters
Straw was popular year-round for Natural Form headgear. Here's how to create three different shapes by altering modern sun hats.
Written by Chantal Filson
Making 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.
Written by Christina DeAngelo
Bloomers got all the press, but most women still wore skirts for bicycling. How to draft and make an attractive, functional bicycle skirt.
Written by Astrida Schaeffer
Introducing the Boston Herald's fashionable paper doll, Mrs. B.S. Herald, and her spectacular wardrobe showcasing the latest styles.
Written by Emma Harrington
The sailor suit finds its way full circle, back into the fashions, the sewing classes and the uniforms of the 20th century, completing the tale.
Written by Lisha Vidler
Techniques for Victorian and Georgian clothing. This week, several types of box pleats, and then we'll step it up to discover ruching.
Written by Katy Werlin
Katy finishes her walk through of women’s fashion in the second half of the 18th century. Anglaises, francaises, redingotes...
The sailor suit was a ubiquitous part of the Victorian era. Emmalia explores its development and why it was so popular.
Four very different extant dresses highlight how a frugal approach to garment construction once informed sewing technique.
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