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Written by Marion McNealy
Possibly the most important article at YWU: pointers to help you avoid and manage potential ill effects to your health.
Details on where to get quality materials to re-create all kinds of extant ruffs, collars, smocks, shifts and chemises.
Following a reader request, here's a brief tour of several websites that carry good quality, not-too-expensive new laces and trims.
The best sources for cage crinoline supplies, corsetry, fine cotton fabrics for undies, and wide eyelet and cutwork lace for frilliness.
Written by Diana Habra
How do you clean and care for wool without shrinking it? Diana answers some questions we've all asked ourselves at one point or another!
Written by Diana Rotheneder
Aren’t sure what type of fabric to use for period costume? Diana steers you toward more convincing, historically accurate fabrics.
Written by Kendra Van Cleave
What stripes can mean and when they're appropriate, plus secrets to choosing, using, cutting and matching striped fabric.
Here's a wide collection of suppliers for just about any corsetry supply you might wish for, even legal Baleen (real whalebone)!
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