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Written by Luthien Tyranea
Luthien delves deep into the guts of her gorgeous, late-Victorian, grey shirtwaist blouse to figure out its history and how the Victorian dressmaker made it.
Written by Kelly Cercone
Kelly takes us deep inside this Belle Epoque jacket - a lucky garage sale find - to explore the complex 'engineering' behind late Victorian tailoring.
Written by Katy Werlin
The Chicago History Museum has over fifty gowns from The House of Worth in its collection. Katy examines their 1890s evening gown.
Written by Naomi Barnes
In a new series, Naomi Barnes constructs an 1890s ladies walking outfit, starting with researching and making a tailored waistcoat.
Naomi Barnes continues her study and construction of an 1890s spring walking suit with the creation of the skirt and its soutache braid trim.
Naomi completes her 1890s walking suit by constructing a woollen jacket with classic leg o' mutton sleeves and soutache braid trim.
Written by Nicole Rudolph
In 1890s fashion, giant sleeves are essential. Here's how to get that classic leg o'mutton structure and perfect voluminous shape.
Written by Christina DeAngelo
How to draft made-to-measure 1890s bicycle bloomers - "translated" from a confusing but authentic historical source!
You can never have too many bicycle bloomers. Here's how to make a pair with a poofy leg, and another pair with a really poofy leg.
Written by Astrida Schaeffer
Introducing the Boston Herald's fashionable paper doll, Mrs. B.S. Herald, and her spectacular wardrobe showcasing the latest styles.
Bloomers got all the press, but most women still wore skirts for bicycling. How to draft and make an attractive, functional bicycle skirt.
The mid-1890s were a dramatic time in fashion history. Astrida explores the history and construction of this eye-catching, high-fashion, late C19th coat.
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