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Mrs Pretty Part 4 - Slips and Petticoats

squarepicIn part four of our series on dressing Mrs Pretty in 1914, Julia takes us through the construction of her slips and delicate petticoats.

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A 1940s Evening Gown from the House of Worth

squarepicThe Chicago History Museum has a collection of over fifty gowns from the House of Worth. Here Katy analyses a 1940s example.

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Mrs Pretty Part 5 - 1914 Day Dress

squarepicOver the past few months we've got to know Mrs Pretty very well. Today Julia describes the construction of her 1914 day dress.

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Mrs Pretty Part 6 - Hat and Coat

squarepicWe're tantalisingly close to meeting Mrs Mabel Pretty, so consider the rest of the ensemble for her day out in Suffolk: the hat and coat.

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Mrs Pretty, Part 7 - The Eve of War

squareNow we've come to know Mabel Pretty fairly well, Julia takes us through her wardrobe, her dressing routine and her day. 

 

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Mrs. Pretty in 1915, Part 1

SQUREPICIt's a new year, 1915, and Mrs. Pretty needs a new outfit. Here, Julia starts on the construction of an elegant teens walking suit.

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Mrs. Pretty in 1915, Part 2

SQUREPICFinally, Mrs. Pretty's 1915 velvet-trimmed ensemble is complete with her classic teens tailored skirt and jacket, and spectacular hat.

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Beyond the Cloche

Beyond the Cloche by Marion McNealyIn the beginning there was the Cloche, and that was the only truly fashionable hat in the 1920s. Or was it? Marion sets the record straight!

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Creating a Vintage Wardrobe

Creating a Vintage Wardrobe by Constance MacKenzieHave you ever wanted to take your love of period clothing into everyday life, but felt overwhelmed? Constance shows us how.

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Beyond the Cloche 2

Beyond the Cloche 2 by Marion McNealyWhat are the key design hallmarks of an authentic 1920s hat, making it unique and special and setting it apart from later imitations?

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Beyond the Cloche 3: 1927 Velvet Hat

iconNeed a new hat? Maybe a fresh velvet hat for Fall will pick up your spirits. Try this easy-to-make hat from Fall 1927.

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1912 Bookshelf & Influences

1912 Bookshelf & InfluencesWhat books would have influenced fashion choices for a lady of 1912? What dress advice would a "stout" lady have been given?

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