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Making an 1812 Muslin Gown

1812 Spotted Muslin DressSerena takes us step-by-step through constructing an 1812 spotted muslin dress by traditional hand- stitching methods.

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Turban Headdresses

icon free smReproduce authentic looking turban headdresses - as well as the beautiful ornamental pins that were used to secure and decorate them.

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Unusual Regency Costume

icon free smDiscovering ways to make your costumes distinctive and imaginative within the realms of historical accuracy.

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A Regency Baby Gown

Detail from the Regency baby gownAmanda analyses a rare find and compares it to museum examples around the world so that the techniques can be recreated accurately.

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Regency Baby Clothes

Baby clothesA child’s development during the Regency period could be charted by the clothes he or she wore. Here's how to clothe the newest of the new.

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Regency Children's Clothes

SquarepicWhat's a reenacting mum to do when the kids are too big for baby clothes and too small to be mini grown-ups? Regency toddler style!

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Military Inspired Hat Pompoms

1During the Regency many women wore hats designed after early C19th military styles. Here's how to make the distinctive pompoms.

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The Iron Man Bustle Dress

iconEver seen pictures of cosplayers and wondered what it's all about? Noelle introduces us to her Iron Ma'am bustle dress cosplay.

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Victorian Underwear Myths

squarepicNot every urban legend is true: Lisha clears up some common misconceptions about Victorian corsets and underpinnings.

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The Elusive Waterfall Skirt, Part I

squarepicThe most eye-catching Victorian skirts are the most maddening to drape just right! Here's the insider trick to the waterfall skirt.

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Swiss Waist, Part 2

squarepicNikki continues her journey through the world of Swiss Waist Belts, drafting one from scratch and one from an original Victorian pattern.

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How To Make A Worth Gown 1

Maria Hendrika of Belgium, 1865, probably wearing WorthExploring Charles Frederick's story to find the secrets behind his genius, and thus capture the magic of Worth in our own work.

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