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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.

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!

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.

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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