Nov 2009

Fashion 1868-9

Fashion 1868-9

Marion traces the beginnings of the second bustle era by reviewing fashion illustrations of 1868-1869 from Peterson's, Arthur's and Godey's magazines.

If that isn't enough, also included are all patterns published by Peterson's in 1869!

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A Real 1880s Evening Bodice

A Real 1880s Evening Bodice

Discussing authentic Victorian sewing methods, including 50 detail photos inside & outside an antique bodice.

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Lanvin Roses & Other Artificial Flowers

Lanvin Roses & Other Artificial Flowers

The techniques for making artifical flowers are simple. The effect, with some effort and practice, can be wonderful, either mimicking real flowers or merely suggesting them.

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Late Victorian Tailoring Techniques 5

Late Victorian Tailoring Techniques 5

Authentic period techniques, simplified for the benefit of tailoring beginners. In part 5, Jason fits and finishes the jacket.

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Letters, Questions and Advice: November 2009

Letters, Questions and Advice: November 2009

This month on Letters, Questions & Answers, Melissa Barton reviews "The King's Servants", the latest release from Ninya Mikhaila's new publishing company.

Meanwhile, Naath Cousins shares the secrets of how a relative beginner can pull off an entire underwear-out SPP entry without even appearing to break a sweat!

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