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The Australian Army Nursing Service in WWI - Part 2

squarepicLorna plans the construction of an Edwardian nurse's uniform, using traditional dressmaking techniques such as classic flat fell seams.

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British VAD Uniform, Part 1

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Following our series on a WWI Australian Nurse's uniform, Constance explores the British Voluntary Aid Detachment uniform.

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Color Harmony in Dress, 1912

Color in HarmonyYou've been asking us for more information about using color and line in clothing, so we have hit the library and found the most relevant (and entertaining!) information from history.

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Lanvin Roses & Other Artificial Flowers

Detail from In the Garden by Frederic SoulacroixThe techniques for making artifical flowers are simple. The effect, with some effort and practice, can be wonderful, either mimicking real flowers or merely suggesting them.

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Two 1920s fabric handbags

20spurse_iconProperly researched accessories add credibility to your historic attire. Two wristlet purses, artfully gathered and sewn onto Bakelite bangles of the era: I'll show you how to recreate both.

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The Ragtime Years

Cover of the song, Redhead Rag, 1910In times of rapid social and technological change, what people wear changes dramatically as fashion collides with reality. One such era is the early 20th century.

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Titanic Straw Hats

Titanic 1912 hatsLynn McMasters shows you how to make three different styles of 1912 straw hats, just in time to go down with the ship in fabulous style!

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Fashion Forecast: Jan - March 1912

1912 Winter FashionsJanyce Hill has once again consulted her collection of antique magazines to pass on authentic, specific 1912 fashion trends & styles.

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1910-14 Velvet Evening Gown 4

1912 Black Velvet Evening GownSunny finishes her deciphering of a black velvet Teens evening gown, with the bodice opening and velvet tabard.

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1910-14 Velvet Evening Gown 3

1912-14 Evening Gown

Sunny continues her examination and deciphering of a black velvet Teens evening gown, focusing on the bodice and sleeves.

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Fashion Forecast: Oct-Dec 1912

1912 Fall Forecast Janyce Hill of the Vintage Pattern Lending Library gives us the fashion forecast for October, November and December 1912.

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1910-14 Velvet Evening Gown 2

Teens black velvet evening gownSunny continues her examination of a black velvet evening gown with many of the characteristics of Teens high fashion.

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