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Written by Julia Barrett
In part four of our series on dressing Mrs Pretty in 1914, Julia takes us through the construction of her slips and delicate petticoats.
Written by Katy Werlin
The Chicago History Museum has a collection of over fifty gowns from the House of Worth. Here Katy analyses a 1940s example.
Over the past few months we've got to know Mrs Pretty very well. Today Julia describes the construction of her 1914 day dress.
We'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.
Now we've come to know Mabel Pretty fairly well, Julia takes us through her wardrobe, her dressing routine and her day.
It's a new year, 1915, and Mrs. Pretty needs a new outfit. Here, Julia starts on the construction of an elegant teens walking suit.
Finally, Mrs. Pretty's 1915 velvet-trimmed ensemble is complete with her classic teens tailored skirt and jacket, and spectacular hat.
Written by Marion McNealy
In 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!
Written by Constance MacKenzie
Have you ever wanted to take your love of period clothing into everyday life, but felt overwhelmed? Constance shows us how.
What are the key design hallmarks of an authentic 1920s hat, making it unique and special and setting it apart from later imitations?
Need a new hat? Maybe a fresh velvet hat for Fall will pick up your spirits. Try this easy-to-make hat from Fall 1927.
What 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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