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Jun 2010

16th Century Jewelry (2)

16th Century Jewelry (2)

Five simple techniques can make a wide range of jewelry to provide the finishing touch to your Tudor or Renaissance outfit.

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Tudor Cinderella (2)

Tudor Cinderella (2)

Making a new outfit for a young Tudor lady.

Part 2: foresleeves, forepart, kirtle layers, and revisiting the smock.

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1875 Wedding Dress

1875 Wedding Dress

A close look at an authentic Victorian dress, with many photos, construction and sewing details, and fashion plates of the time.

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Linen Chemise, 1879

Linen Chemise, 1879

An eye-opening combination of machine sewing and delicate hand stitching.

Bonus article from FR

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And The Layers Are... (2)

And The Layers Are... (2)

Making sense of ladies' underwear 1876-82.

2: What to wear over the corset and under the dress, plus fabrics.

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Victorian Trimmings

Victorian Trimmings

Hecklinger's Ladies Garments, published in 1886, includes wonderful engravings of fashionable trimmings. We add the instructions!

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Letters, Q&A

Letters, Q&A

We answer your questions about the Double Period Project and about lace knitting patterns.

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