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This versatile technique is seen from very early medieval period right through to the twentieth century and on all kinds of linen items.
A little known 1890s Worth afternoon dress, a crisply constructed 1880s tailor-made, and Titanic era lace dresses!
Woodruff-Fontaine House has one of the most extensive costume collections in the American South. We take a tour.
This Tennessee museum has the South's largest collection of Victorian and Edwardian clothing. Lisha walks us through their treasures.
The world is full of gorgeous metal frame purses with disintegrating fabrics. Here's how to restore them to beauty. (Includes pattern)
Exploring Charles Frederick's story to find the secrets behind his genius, and thus capture the magic of Worth in our own work.
What is a Swiss Waist, and how does it differ from a corset? Nikki Swift, corsetiere and stalwart of Foundations Revealed, explains it all.
You can easily picture your spectacular new gown trailing behind you as you make a grand entrance... but what about the dirt?
You 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.
How to draft made-to-measure 1890s bicycle bloomers - "translated" from a confusing but authentic historical source!
The construction of gowns in this era is often complex - but with the original gown as a reference, this dress can be rebuilt piece by piece.
A famous sketch of a beautiful period gown is re-united with its real life counterpart, and is then accurately recreated as new.
Travel could be a truly grimy experience back in the day. Astrida introduces us to the dusters that kept clothes from getting filthy.
Bathing boots and shoes were very popular from the late 19th century through to the 1920s. Nicole constructs a functional, but very cute, pair.
Natasha's quest to create a 1907 wedding gown from the bottom up has brought us to the second layer: the Edwardian petticoat, underskirt, and corset cover.
Natasha invites us to look through her 1907 wedding dress project, starting from the foundations up. In Part 1 she covers the Edwardian corset, bloomers and chemise.
Last month I analyzed the skirt of a lingerie dress. This month I'll be looking at the associated blouse. In the Belle Époque it goes by many names: waist, shirt-waist, lingerie waist, lingerie blouse...
Analyzing, in exhaustive detail, the construction of a lingerie dress from about 1904. Sunny dives into the finer points of a beautiful surviving piece of pure frou-frou.
Oh, to be a wealthy American traveling to Paris to order a dress from Worth! These original guides discuss what it was like...
Making historical fashion wearable: original 1910s design & 1970s revival, all intended to flatter a curvy body as it is.