Oct 2009

16th and 17th c. Strap-work

16th and 17th c. Strap-work

Strap-work, an interesting and rich-looking technique, can enhance a garment without the need to spend a lot of money.

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Miniatures & Mourning Jewelry

Miniatures & Mourning Jewelry

Two easy techniques to create beautiful and convincing portrait and mourning jewelry appropriate for 18th and 19th centuries.

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Fashion 1868-1875

Fashion 1868-1875

1868-1875 is commonly known as "The First Bustle" period, but in fact it was one of several bustle periods in the 19th century, and it certainly wasn't the first!

This month we start a fashion review series, looking at the looping, shirring, pleating and draping methods that we now call a "bustle".

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Your Letters, Advice and Questions - October 2009

Your Letters, Advice and Questions - October 2009

Thank you very much if you took time out to answer the survey recently. In response to your feedback, we're going to try some improvements to the format of the Ask the Experts page.

There's such talent and experience amongst our readers as well as our writers that this month we'd like to enhance it and make it into a "Letters, questions and advice" page - so not only will you be able to ask questions, you'll be able to share your own tips and advice and your own experiences, as well as your letters, to the mix!

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