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Frugal FashionFour very different extant dresses highlight how a frugal approach to garment construction once informed sewing technique.

A Tale Of Two Bloomers by Christina DeAngeloYou can never have too many bicycle bloomers. Here's how to make a pair with a poofy leg, and another pair with a really poofy leg.

Pleating2 by Lisha VidlerContinue to refresh and strengthen your core fabric manipulation skills with gathered ruffles and pleating techniques.

18th-Century Women’s Dress Part 3 by Katy WerlinA straightforward overview of the basic styles of women's dress that dominated the first half of the 18th century.

Beyond the Cloche 2 by Marion McNealyWhat are the key design hallmarks of an authentic 1920s hat, making it unique and special and setting it apart from later imitations?

Patterning a purse by Lynn McM.Sometimes you have a purse frame with tons of possibilities, but no pattern. Here, Lynn shows us how to make our own. 

icon bicycle How to draft made-to-measure 1890s bicycle bloomers - "translated"  from a confusing but authentic historical source!

Image 45Katy walks us through the undergarments and accessories that helped create the fashionable 18th century look.

Pleating Image 8Our ancestors did not hold back with embellishment! Let's strengthen our own core fabric manipulation skills to match theirs.

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