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Written by Nicole Rudolph
Bathing boots and shoes were very popular from the late 19th century through to the 1920s. Nicole constructs a functional, but very cute, pair.
Written by Astrida Schaeffer
Travel could be a truly grimy experience back in the day. Astrida introduces us to the dusters that kept clothes from getting filthy.
Written by Marion McNealy
Oh, to be a wealthy American traveling to Paris to order a dress from Worth! These original guides discuss what it was like...
Written by Sunshine Buchler
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.
Written by Cathy Hay
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.
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...
A famous sketch of a beautiful period gown is re-united with its real life counterpart, and is then accurately recreated as new.
Written by Natasha Streit
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.
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.
Written by Vicky Clarke
Making historical fashion wearable: original 1910s design & 1970s revival, all intended to flatter a curvy body as it is.