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Written by Morgan Wang
Dating an historic dress is an involved process. Morgan shares her study of an impressive C19th dress owned by Mrs R. Hitchcock.
Written by Izabela Pitcher
Ah, to be wed in Victorian finery! Izabela first shows how to make the many layers of underwear, including full length bustle cage.
Izabela gives patterns and details for creating the skirt, apron skirt and a detachable train with ruffled balayeuse for a wedding gown.
Izabela patterns and sews two Victorian wedding gown bodices, and offers tips on accessories and styling for the big day.
Written by Katherine Caron-Greig
Discussing authentic Victorian sewing methods, including 50 detail photos inside & outside an antique bodice.
Written by Chantal Filson
Good examples of 19th century ladies tailoring aren't always easy to find. Chantal walks us through a study of her new treasure, a Directoire coat from the 1880s.
Written by Gina Barrett
Hecklinger's Ladies Garments, published in 1886, includes wonderful engravings of fashionable trimmings. We add the instructions!
Trains are gorgeous, but nothing beats a walking-length costume for sheer elegance and practicality. Izabela describes the construction of her late C19th walking dress.
Museums are full of inspiring, elaborate dresses. But what about more everyday dresses? Katherine gives us an up-close view of a very make-able dress.
Research is great, but nothing beats recreation. Katherine walks us through her reproduction of an 1880s bustle dress.
Many of us have salivated over THAT 1880s riding habit in the V&A, the one with all the braid... Izabela shows us how to tackle this daunting project.
Previously, Izabela showed us how to make THAT amazing riding jacket. But we don't do things by halves, so read on to finish the ensemble.
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