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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.

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

Mrs HeraldIntroducing the Boston Herald's fashionable paper doll, Mrs. B.S. Herald, and her spectacular wardrobe showcasing the latest styles.

Butterick 2089 1923The sailor suit finds its way full circle, back into the fashions, the sewing classes and the uniforms of the 20th century, completing  the tale.

Pleating Image 8Techniques for Victorian and Georgian clothing. This week, several types of box pleats, and then we'll step it up to discover ruching.

Image 19Katy finishes her walk through of women’s fashion in the second half of the 18th century. Anglaises, francaises, redingotes...

John Singer Sargent 1887The sailor suit was a ubiquitous part of the Victorian era. Emmalia explores its development and why it was so popular. 

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.

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