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Written by Charlotte Thomasius
Continuing Charlotte's investigation of men's trousers of the 1800s. In this installment, she drafts and tests a pair from 1867.
Written by Lisha Vidler
Now that you have a successful miniature toile, it's time to scale up and mock up the full size waterfall skirt.
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.
Lisha completes her investigation into this attractive style by showing us how to create a crisp and polished finished waterfall.
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 Marion McNealy
Cynthia Settje has made a successful career sewing for theater and historical costumers. What advice does she have for us?
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